L Vargas-Reyna

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Sleep-waking patterns of the volcano mouse were studied under laboratory conditions. This rodent exhibits four states of vigilance: active wakefulness (Aw), quiet wakefulness (Qw), slow-wave sleep (SWS), and paradoxical (PS), or rapid-eye movement (REM) sleep. These states present, in general, the classic mammalian electrophysiological patterns. Although(More)
Various substances have been used as sleep inductors, but their use has declined, due to their undesirable side effects, and they have been replaced mainly by benzodiazepines. There currently exists a great variety of benzodiazepines with an increasing, clinical use, although they also present certain disadvantages. The effect on sleep of the(More)
The object of this investigation was to study the effect of a benzodiazepine upon the cycle wakefulness-sleep. Wistar rats received 0.9 mg/kg of the chlorate derivative of beta lactam 1.5 benzodiazepine intraperitoneally and the action was analyzed by means of continuous polygraphic registers for ten hours long. Results indicate that this substance(More)
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