Adriana P M Souza

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Nerve agents are acetylcholinesterase inhibitors, exposure to which causes brain damage, primarily by inducing intense seizure activity. Knowledge of the brain regions that are most vulnerable to nerve agent-induced brain damage can facilitate the development of drugs targeting the protection of these regions. Both the amygdala and the hippocampus have been(More)
In this study, two circadian related centers, the suprachiasmatic nucleus (SCN) and the intergeniculate leaflet (IGL) were evaluated in respect to their cytoarchitecture, retinal afferents and chemical content of major cells and axon terminals in the rock cavy (Kerodon rupestris), a Brazilian rodent species. The rock cavy SCN is innervated in its ventral(More)
The possibility of mass exposure to nerve agents by a terrorist attack necessitates the availability of antidotes that can be effective against nerve agent toxicity even when administered at a relatively long latency after exposure, because medical assistance may not be immediately available. Nerve agents induce status epilepticus (SE), which can cause(More)
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