Carolina Gentile

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Previous findings from our laboratory indicate that lesions of the auditory cortex disrupt the retention of differentially conditioned bradycardiac responses to tonal stimuli in rabbits. In the present experiment, the effect of lesions of the auditory cortex on the acquisition of differential bradycardiac conditioning was examined. The effect of lesions in(More)
The present study examined the role of the amygdaloid central nucleus (ACE) in the retention of differential pavlovian conditioning of bradycardia in rabbits. Electrodes were implanted bilaterally in ACE or in control sites just dorsal and rostral to ACE. Following recovery, animals were subjected to differential pavlovian conditioning in which one tone(More)
Our previous findings indicate that lesions in the medial division of the medial geniculate nucleus (mMGN) prevent the acquisition of differential conditioning of bradycardia to acoustic stimuli in rabbits. In the present experiment, the effect of lesions in mMGN on retention of differential bradycardiac conditioning was examined. In addition, the possible(More)
The present study examined the effect of ibotenic acid lesions in the amygdaloid central nucleus (ACe) or in the lateral zona incerta of the subthalamus (LZI) on the acquisition of differential Pavlovian conditioning of bradycardia in rabbits. Previous work has shown that bilateral electrolytic lesions in either ACe or LZI abolished the retention of(More)
The present study examined the effect of ibotenic acid lesions in the medial portion of the medial geniculate nucleus (mMGN) on differential heart rate (HR) conditioning to acoustic stimuli in rabbits. Lesions in mMGN prevented the acquisition of differential HR conditioned responses but not bradycardiac responses to the conditioned stimuli. The data(More)
The present study examined the role of the medial geniculate region (MGN) in differential Pavlovian conditioning of bradycardia and corneo-retinal potential (CRP) to acoustic stimuli in rabbits. Injections of horseradish peroxidase into the amygdala central nucleus, an area that mediates the bradycardia-conditioned response (CR), produced cell body and(More)
Recent findings suggest that descending projections from the amygdaloid central nucleus (ACE) to the nucleus of the solitary tract (NTS) may modulate the baroreceptor reflex and thereby facilitate the expression of the bradycardiac conditioned response (CR) in rabbits. The purpose of the present study was to examine the role of the afferent limb of the(More)
This study was conducted to examine whether a central efferent pathway passing through the lateral zona incerta (LZI) of the subthalamus selectively mediates the bradycardia conditioned response (CR) in rabbits. Electrodes were implanted bilaterally in LZI or in control sites just dorsal or ventral to LZI. Two days following surgery, animals were subjected(More)
A case of giant fibroadenoma in a girl of 14 is reported. This case emerged from an examination of about 380 patients observed at the Senology Clinic of the S. Maria di Loreto Hospital (USL 44) in the last 3 years. A statistical contribution is made to the study of breast pathologies in pubertal age and stress is laid on the importance of mass screening(More)
BACKGROUND Restless legs syndrome (RLS) is a sensorimotor disorder. It can be idiopathic, associated to other diseases or to pharmacologic treatments. RLS has been reported to occur more frequently in migraine patients, but a clear pathogenetic link seems still under debate. We aimed to evaluate RLS prevalence in migraine, impact on sleep quality and the(More)
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