Adélcio C. Oliveira

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Croton zehntneri is an aromatic plant native to Northeastern Brazil, where it is often used in folk medicine. In the present study the antinociceptive effects of the essential oil of Croton zehntneri (EOCz) were evaluated in mice. EOCz administered orally at doses of 100 and 300 mg/kg reduced paw licking time in the second phase of the formalin test from(More)
Myographical and electrophysiological studies of cisatracurium were performed, in vitro, in the isolated sciatic nerve-extensor digitorum longus muscle preparation of the rat. Indirect twitches were generated at 0.1 Hz and tetanic contractions at 50 Hz. endplate potentials (epps) were generated in trains of 50 Hz. The electrophysiological variables used in(More)
The cellular mechanisms underlying the effects of vecuronium on the tetanic contraction were studied in vitro with a combination of myographic and electrophysiologic techniques. We used the isolated sciatic nerve extensor digitorum longus muscle preparation of the rat. Indirect twitches were evoked at 0.1 Hz pulses and tetani at 50 Hz pulses. Trains of(More)
The mechanisms underlying the fade of the tetanic contraction induced by pancuronium were studied in vitro by means of myographical and electrophysiological techniques in the extensor digitorum longus muscle of the rat. Pancuronium (0.5 mumol/l) induced a complete fade of the tetanic contraction while leaving the twitch unaffected. At the same concentration(More)
In the present work a comparative quantitative evaluation of the differential effects of neuromuscular blockers on twitches and tetani was performed, encompassing: atracurium, cisatracurium, mivacurium, pancuronium, rocuronium and vecuronium. The sciatic nerve-extensor digitorum longus muscle of the rat was used, in vitro. Twitches were evoked at 0.1 Hz and(More)
The action of hexamethonium on neuromuscular transmission was investigated on the rat extensor digitorum longus muscle in vitro. Hexamethonium (5 x 10(-4) M) induced a complete fade of the tetanic contraction while leaving the twitch unaffected. At the same concentration, hexamethonium induced a significant decrease in the amplitude of the endplate(More)
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