L S Nicolopoulos

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The projection from ventromedial hypothalamus (VMH) to periaqueductal gray (PAG) has been implicated in various physiological processes in the rat, but the neurotransmitter mediating the excitatory response in PAG has not been identified. This pathway has been studied using a combination of anatomical and electrophysiological techniques. The retrograde(More)
Selective retrograde labelling was used as an autoradiographic method to identify possible excitatory amino acid afferents to nucleus raphe magnus (NRM). Injections of 25-50 nl 10(-2) or 10(-3) M D-[3H]aspartate into the NRM resulted in prominent labelling of cells in ventrolateral mesencephalic periaqueductal gray (PAG). Electrophysiologically, stimulation(More)
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