Francisco Taveira Pinto

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Several steroid compounds affect neuronal function, primarily by modulating the GABAA receptor complex. A circadian variation in the brain concentration of neurosteroids has been reported in rats and humans. We have previously reported that natural occurring or synthetic neuroactive steroids such as androsterone and alphaxalone also have a rhythmic effect(More)
INTRODUCTION Several types of structures are used in Coastal Engineering with the aim of preventing shoreline erosion, such as groynes, detached breakwaters, submerged breakwaters , etc. Submerged breakwaters have the advantage of their minimal visual impact, which has made them ever more popular (Chang & Liou, 2007). When the incoming waves impinge on a(More)
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