Colleen R McNamara

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The formalin model is widely used for evaluating the effects of analgesic compounds in laboratory animals. Injection of formalin into the hind paw induces a biphasic pain response; the first phase is thought to result from direct activation of primary afferent sensory neurons, whereas the second phase has been proposed to reflect the combined effects of(More)
Reduced functional bladder capacity and concomitant increased micturition frequency (pollakisuria) are common lower urinary tract symptoms associated with conditions such as cystitis, prostatic hyperplasia, neurological disease, and overactive bladder syndrome. These symptoms can profoundly affect the quality of life of afflicted individuals, but available(More)
Controversy exists over the role that PTH and extracellular fluid calcium concentration may play in modulation of the renal phosphate transport defect in X-linked hypophosphatemic rickets. In previous studies, administration of PTH to affected subjects resulted in an increase or no effect on renal phosphate excretion, while calcium infusion increased renal(More)
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