Accession Number : ADP001847

Title :   Ultrastructural Studies of Rat Fasciculi Gracilis Unmyelinated Fibers After Contusion and DMSO (Dimethyl Sulfoxide) Treatment,

Corporate Author : EASTERN VIRGINIA MEDICAL SCHOOL NORFOLK DEPT OF ANATOMY

Personal Author(s) : Hill,Pamela K. ; De La Torre,Jack. C. ; Thompson,Susannah M. ; Rosenfield-Wessels,Sheila ; Beckett,Mary L.

Report Date : JUN 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 18

Abstract : Research findings prompted us to examine the ultrastructure of the adult rat spinal cord following contusion and DMSO treatment. The specific objective was to describe the ultrastructural features of fasciculi gracilis unmyelinated fibers during the early stages of recovery (first 4 days) after contusion and treatment with DMSO and saline. The implications of preserving such fibers for potential functional return were considered and will be discussed subsequently.

Descriptors :   *Methyl sulfoxide, Symposia, Spinal column, Trauma, Lesions, Nerve fibers, Rats, Chemotherapy, Histology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE