Accession Number : ADA260385


Title :   A Study of Electrical Aspects of Neural Conduction with an Emphasis on the Phenomenon of Pain


Descriptive Note : Master's thesis


Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA


Personal Author(s) : Nunnally, Jr, Stephens W


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a260385.pdf


Report Date : Dec 1992


Pagination or Media Count : 76


Abstract : A study of the electrical nature of neural communication is performed. The study provides a background for the evaluation of an electrical mechanism, set forth by the author, as a possible explanation for the effect of acupuncture. The electrical and biological processes involved in the conduction of the nervous impulse, as well as the limits of understanding of those processes, are studied. The role of the arrangement of individual neurons into the human nervous system is examined. Also, the phenomena of pain and referred pain are investigated.


Descriptors :   *MILITARY OPERATIONS , *PHYSIOLOGICAL EFFECTS , *MILITARY MEDICINE , *NERVOUS SYSTEM , *ACUPUNCTURE , *NERVE CELLS , HUMANS , DRUG TOLERANCE , PROTECTIVE TREATMENTS , PAIN , PATIENTS , DRUGS , ELECTROMAGNETIC RADIATION


Subject Categories : Psychology
      Medicine and Medical Research


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE