Eric B. Smith

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The effects of general anesthetics and pressure on receptors from the mammalian central nervous system have been investigated using oocyte expression techniques. Poly A+ mRNA extracted from rat whole brain was injected into mature Xenopus oocytes producing depolarizing responses to the fast excitatory neurotransmitters NMDA and kainate and the inhibitory(More)
The effect of high pressure on the response to glycine or kainate of voltage-clamped Xenopus oocytes micro-injected with messenger-RNA derived from either rat spinal cord or whole brain, respectively, has been investigated. Current responses were measured at 1 bar (= 10(5) Pa), 50 bar, 100 bar and 150 bar, with PO2 fixed at 1 bar and the balance helium.(More)
An effort to prevent PJI has led to the development of antimicrobial dressings that support wound healing. We sought to determine whether Aquacel Surgical dressing independently reduces the rate of acute PJI following TJA. A single institution retrospective chart review of 903 consecutive cases who received the Aquacel Surgical dressing and 875 consecutive(More)
The subtitle of Vladimir Pericliev's book, An Introduction and Some Examples, is a succinct and accurate description of its contents. Pericliev argues briefly for the usefulness of computer-aided techniques in linguistic discovery, contrasting it with the intuitionist approach which has characterized linguistic discovery throughout much of its history. The(More)
1. The effects of a variety of structural isomers of the centrally acting muscle relaxant mephenesin on the high pressure neurological syndrome have been investigated. Threshold pressures for the onset of the behavioural signs, tremors and convulsions, were established. The effects of these compounds on the response to pressure were also compared with their(More)
A series of benzazole-related, centrally acting muscle relaxants, comprising benzimidazole, chlorzoxazone, and zoxazolamine, were found to give substantial protection against the tremors and convulsions associated with the high pressure neurologic syndrome (HPNS) in the mouse. In this respect they represent a new class of nonanesthetic, anti-HPNS agents.(More)
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