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Dopamine deficiency is characteristic of Parkinson's disease (PD) and treatments aim at elevating levels by administration of its precursor L-dihydroxyphenylalanine (L-DOPA), or inhibiting monoamine oxidases (MAOs), thus preventing its breakdown. Reports of improvements in PD patients treated with Banisteriopsis caapi extracts stimulated investigation of B.(More)
The location of the photoperiodic mechanism controlling the production of the sexual and parthenogenetic morphs by apterous parents was examined by selectively injuring the brain with an R.F. microcautery. Lesions destroying the Group I neurosecretory cells (NSC) in the protocerebrum abolished the response to changed daylength. Extensive damage to other NSC(More)
AB309. SPR-36 Loss of nitric oxide-mediated inhibition of purine neurotransmitter release in the colon in the absence of interstitial cells of Cajal Objective: Regulation of colonic motility depends upon the integrity of enteric inhibitory neurotransmission mediated by nitric oxide (NO), multiple purine neurotransmitters, and neuropeptides. Intramuscular(More)
OBJECTIVE The goal of this study was to assess the characteristics and risk factors for injuries caused by seizures in older persons. METHODS All patients aged 65 years or older having injuries secondary to seizures between July 1, 1999, and June 30, 2009, were identified through the diagnostic coding system. RESULTS Over the assessment period, a total(More)
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