Eddy Viard

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Although several agonists and antagonists for different subtypes of metabotropic glutamate receptors (mGLURs) have become available in recent years, detailed information regarding their selectivity is not complete in the in vivo animal models. The purpose of the present investigation was to study the cardiovascular effects of microinjections of some of(More)
Experiments were done in urethane-anesthetized adult male Wistar rats to investigate the role of glutamate receptors in the medial subnucleus of the solitary tract (mNTS) in mediating the carotid sinus baroreflex responses. The carotid sinus on one side was isolated from the general circulation and perfused with a warm perfusion fluid (37 degrees C; pH 7.4)(More)
We have previously reported that microinjections of endomorphin-2 (E-2; an endogenous mu-receptor agonist) into the medial subnucleus of the NTS (mNTS) elicit depressor and bradycardic responses via activation of ionotropic glutamate receptors located on secondary mNTS-neurons. Based on this report, it was hypothesized that activation of secondary mNTS(More)
Cholecystokinin (CCK) has been proposed to act in a vagally dependent manner to increase pancreatic exocrine secretion via actions exclusively at peripheral vagal afferent fibers. Recent evidence, however, suggests the CCK-8s may also affect brain stem structures directly. We used an in vivo preparation with the aims of 1) investigating whether the actions(More)
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