Anamaria Falcão Pereira

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BACKGROUND Oxaliplatin, the third-generation platinum compound, has evolved as one of the most important therapeutic agents in colorectal cancer chemotherapy. The main limiting factor in oxaliplatin treatment is painful neuropathy that is difficult to treat. This side effect has been studied for several years, but its full mechanism is still inconclusive,(More)
Tonic immobility (TI) is considered to be a final stage in a sequence of defensive responses occurring in the prey/predator encounter. It is known that the basal midbrain of toads is involved in the organization of defensive behavior and analgesia. This study investigated the effect of electrolytic or neurotoxic lesions of two mesencephalic regions(More)
The drinking behavior responses to centrally administered N G-nitro-L-arginine methyl ester (L-NAME; 10, 20 or 40 microg/microl), an inhibitor of nitric oxide synthase, were studied in satiated rats, with cannulae stereotaxically implanted into the lateral ventricle (LV) and subfornical organ (SFO). Water intake increased in all animals after angiotensin II(More)
Findings by our group have shown that the dorsolateral telencephalon of Gymnotus carapo sends efferents to the mesencephalic torus semicircularis dorsalis (TSd) and that presumably this connection is involved in the changes in electric organ discharge (EOD) and in skeletomotor responses observed following microinjections of GABA A antagonist bicuculline(More)
Cholinergic stimulation of the mesencephalic reticular formation with carbachol impairs the induction of tonic immobility (TI) by restraining maneuvers and reduces the duration of immobility episodes in guinea pigs. This finding apparently disagrees with the hypothesis that environmental monitoring occurs during TI which permits the animal to evaluate the(More)
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