Erika Vázquez

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The most commonly used drugs against pain act by inhibiting the cyclooxygenases (COXs). Metamizol (dipyrone) inhibits the COXs and is widely used in Europe and Latin America as a non-opioid analgesic. One target of metamizol and other non-opioid analgesics is the periaqueductal grey matter (PAG), where they trigger descending inhibition of spinal(More)
Intestinal immunity differs from systemic immunity in several aspects and is frequently studied separately. In this work we have analysed the frequency of mononuclear cells spontaneously secreting the cytokines IL-2, IL-4, IL-5, IL-6, IL-10, interferon gamma (IFN-gamma) and tumour necrosis factor (TNF-alpha), in Peyer's patches and lamina propria of small(More)
Serotonin (5-hydroxytryptamine; 5-HT) is capable of inhibiting the tachycardic responses elicited by sympathetic stimulation, but not by exogenous noradrenaline, in pithed rats pre-treated with desipramine. More recently, it has been shown that this cardiac sympatho-inhibitory response to 5-HT, mediated by prejunctional 5-HT1 receptors as well as putative(More)
Continuous infusions of 5-hydroxytryptamine (5-HT) inhibit the tachycardiac responses to preganglionic (C7-T1) sympathetic stimulation in pithed rats pretreated with desipramine. The present study identified the pharmacological profile of this inhibitory action of 5-HT. The inhibition induced by intravenous (i.v.) continuous infusions of 5-HT (5.6 microg x(More)
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