Britt Marcussen

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The period of rapid brain growth that occurs relatively late in development has been shown to be vulnerable to alcohol-induced brain growth deficits and neuron loss in rats using repeated daily exposure to alcohol. This study examined whether a condensed exposure (binge) restricted to a single day during this period would be sufficient to restrict brain(More)
Neuronal death is one of the most serious consequences of alcohol exposure during development. Studies described in this paper used a neonatal rat model to address factors affecting neuronal death following alcohol exposure during the period of rapid brain growth, and relate them to possible mechanisms of damage. The profile of blood alcohol concentrations(More)
This study compared the extent of cerebellar Purkinje cell depletion induced by administering alcohol to rats during two temporally distinct periods of Purkinje cell development--neurogenesis and early differentiation. One group received alcohol (5 g/kg/day) during and shortly after Purkinje cell neurogenesis (gestational days 13-18) via oral intubation of(More)
The cross-bridge cycle and related kinetic parameters in insect muscles is determined in a skinned fiber system. Small preparations consisting of 2 fibers each are isolated from indirect flight muscles from a giant water bug, Lethocerus Colossicus, and used for experiments. These preparations have stretch activation with the rate constant parameters(More)
OBJECTIVE Hyperhidrosis can cause dehydration and exercise intolerance. There are several case reports of extremely high sweat rates in athletes. We present as case report of a 17-year-old male with the highest sweat rate recorded in the literature (5.8 L/h). Our goal was to determine if glycopyrrolate, an anticholinergic medication with primarily(More)
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