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Methamphetamine (meth) is an illicit psychostimulant that is abused throughout the world. Repeated passive injections of the drug given in a single day or over a few days cause significant and long-term depletion of dopamine and serotonin in the mammalian brain. Because meth self-administration may better mimic some aspects of human drug-taking behaviors,(More)
The increase with time of the stiffness of resting muscle and its effect on afferent nerve activity arising within the muscle were investigated in the leg of the anaesthetized rat. Nerve activity was recorded from the branch of the tibial nerve innervating the gastrocnemius muscle. A sinusoidal torque from a motor coaxial with the ankle produced small (less(More)
The usefulness of the Quality of Well-Being scale (QWB) in a sample of pediatric cancer patients was investigated. The parents of 30 children who were 4 to 18 years old and who were being treated for cancer, were administered the QWB. Performance status ratings from the parents and physician, toxicity ratings, treatment information, and routine laboratory(More)
The genomic DNA of 47 strains of TSST-1 toxin-producing Staphylococcus aureus were cleaved with SmaI restriction endonuclease and resolved in an agarose gel by pulsed-field gel electrophoresis (PFGE). An algorithm was designed to standardize the band weights or brightness (trace quantity) produced to a bounded region between 0 and 1 regardless of DNA(More)
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