1. The SDN iPhone App is back and free through November! Get it today and please post a review on the App Store!
    Dismiss Notice
  2. Dismiss Notice

Questions on Massive A-Delta Excitement.

Discussion in 'Neurology' started by Green Xenon, Apr 16, 2007.

  1. Green Xenon

    Green Xenon Membership Revoked

    Mar 24, 2007
    Likes Received:

    I am asking a neurological question in a neurological forum. Please don't get upset at me. I am not trolling or spamming.

    For those who read my attachment in the following link -- http://forums.studentdoctor.net/attachment.php?attachmentid=8023&d=1175119927 -- I desperately request that they please answer the following question. Sorry if this message annoys anyone.

    Do any of the neurologists/neuroscientists agree with the following quotes from the attachment and the martial-arts website? :

    "2. The a-delta excitation simulates SEVERE injury and causes the brain to releases cascades of endorphins

    3. A psychogenic* blackout will occur due to the *extreme* psychic trauma caused by the a-delta excitation.

    4. Pain-induced coma caused by alteration of the signals of RAS [Reticular Activation System], as mentioned on http://www.internetarmory.com/self_defense.htm

    Quote from http://www.internetarmory.com/self_defense.htm :

    "It is speculated that various organs of the body can send pain impulses to the brain stem indicating a severe or overwhelming bodily injury. The reticular activating system responds by producing a functional "shut down", which results in loss of consciousness within a second or two."

    *Along with the endorphins and hypotension, the a-delta excitation causes ACUTE psychological trauma. Due to this, the executionee won't feel the pain, even if the hypotension, pain-induced RAS coma, and endorphins don't kick in. This is because extreme mental trauma causes blackouts even if no mechanical injury has occurred. Such blackouts are common in war veterans, prisoners, victims of natural disasters, those who have lost a loved one, witnessing a tragedy, as well as those subjected to childhood abuse or molestation. These blackouts are known to occur even in the complete absence of bleeding, head-injuries, pain-induced RAS coma, seizures, endorphins, or circulatory disturbances. The brain automatically prevents the traumatized individual from consciously perceiving the emotional agony. ItÂ’s a protective mechanism for the psyche."

    Also, does anyone know how this emotional protective mechanism works?


    Green Xenon
  2. Note: SDN Members do not see this ad.

  3. PhineasGage

    PhineasGage Junior Member
    10+ Year Member

    Jan 8, 2005
    Likes Received:
    No. That's my answer.

    Your questions might be better received at:


    Insert comment here regarding trees falling in uninhabited forests.

    - PG
  4. GopherBrain

    GopherBrain MARK IT ZERO!!
    Moderator Emeritus 10+ Year Member

    Oct 17, 2003
    Likes Received:
    Attending Physician
    I thought I closed this thread...

    After much soul searching, I have decided that the anesthesia message board would be a better place to ask this question. :D After all, as another thread pointed out, very few pain fellowships are filled by neurologists.

    Speaking as a neurologist, if someone tries to kill you with massive a-delta stimulation, try a little neurontin. Hell, we give it for everything else.

    BTW, I will not hesitate to close this thread, and any new ones like it, if this line of questioning continues.

Share This Page