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Previous reports have shown that long-term administration of typical and atypical neuroleptics induced obesity in female but not in male rats. It has been suggested that impaired ovarian steroidogenesis related to neuroleptic-induced hyperprolactinemia is necessary to observe the body weight changes. This hypothesis was tested with clozapine, an atypical(More)
In chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) the presence of systemic inflammation has been associated with peripheral muscle abnormalities and weight loss. To study whether inflammatory factors are important in these processes, the present study compared the skeletal muscle levels of nitrite, nitrate, nitrotyrosine, neuronal, endothelial and inducible(More)
SUMMARY Three single-valued upper boundary functions for velocity, acceleration and deceleration of a wheeled mobile robot (WMR) are defined as closed mathematical forms over its entire spatial path. The limits deal with mechanical, kinematic and dynamic characteristics of the robot and with task and operating matters. These boundary functions can be(More)
This paper deals with optimal temporal-planning of wheeled mobile robots (WMRs) when navigating on predefined spatial paths. A method is proposed to generate a time-optimal velocity profile for any spatial path in static environments or when mobile obstacles are present. The method generates a feasible trajectory to be tracked by fully exploiting velocity,(More)
SUMMARY The influence of ground irregularities on the behavior of a wheeled mobile robot (WMR) navigating on uneven surfaces is addressed. The paper studies the vibratory movements induced on the body of the WMR, in order to analyze its ability for carrying out on-board tasks, and on the accuracy of the data collected by its external sensorial systems. The(More)
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to evaluate the prevalence of first and second C-shaped mandibular molars in a Western European population of Portuguese Caucasians. MATERIALS AND METHODS Patients having both routine panoramic radiograph and presurgical cone-beam computed tomography (CBCT) exams were selected. The CBCT examination was performed at(More)
Fixed subaortic stenosis, commonly associated with other congenital cardiac defects, is the cause of 10 per cent of cases of congenital obstruction of the left ventricular outflow. Corrective surgery is frequently a successful treatment, recommendations being based on the transaortic gradient in Europe while in the USA the most prevalent opinion is surgical(More)
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