Mónica Matsuzaki

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In intact cats and cats with the mesencephalon transected the intravenous administration of sodium butyrate and related compounds (0.3 to 3 millimoles per kilogram) induced the so-called paradoxical phase of the sleep, as indicated by electroencephalograms, electromyograms, heart rate, respiration, and eye movement. This phase appeared after a 3- to(More)
The effects of chronic administration of high doses of cocaine were studied in monkeys (Ss) with electrodes implanted in the brain. The Ss were injected daily with cocaine at a minimal convulsant dose (MCD) during polygraphic recording of EEGs, eye movement, respiratory and heart rates. The initial cocaine MCDs ranged from 3.2 to 6.5 mg/kg i.v. in ten Ss(More)
The effects of cocaine and its dextroisomer pseudococaine on electrical after-discharge (AD) evoked by electrical stimulation of the hippocampus or amygdala were studied in cats with electrodes implanted in the brain. Intravenous injection of cocaine (2.0 to 4.0 mg/kg doses) produced a suppressive effect on the AD while producing low-voltage fast waves(More)
Effects of acute and chronic administration of phencyclidine (PCP) on both neocortical and subcortical visual potentials (VEPs) and on spontaneous EEGs were studied in the rhesus monkeys with permanently implanted brain electrodes. VEPs were evoked by brief single photo-stimulator flashes (0.8 pps. 10 microsec duration). Injection of PCP (0.5 to 4.0 mg/kg(More)
P300 event-related potentials were investigated in 24 cases of non-insulin-dependent (Type II) diabetes mellitus (NIDDM) without apparent central nervous system (CNS) symptoms and without cerebrovascular diseases on head magnetic resonance imaging, and in 16 age-matched healthy control subjects. N200 and P300 latencies were significantly prolonged and N200(More)
Administration of delta 9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC; 0.75-4.0 mg/kg IP) to rhesus monkeys produced a biphasic pattern of high-voltage slow waves (HVSW) and fast waves (HVFW) EEG, along with behavioral depression and alertness, respectively. The HVSW phase appeared 20 to 30 min after drug injection and was uniquely characterized by spike-bursts in frontal(More)
SM-11044 (L-threo-3-(3,4-dihydroxyphenyl)-N-[3-(4-fluorophenyl) propyl] serine pyrrolidine amide hydrobromide) stimulated the relaxation of guinea pig ileum (EC50: 3.0 x 10(-8) M), trachea (EC50: 1.3 x 10(-7) M), lung parenchyma (EC50: 2.1 x 10(-6) M) and the increase in right atrial rate (EC50: 6.9 x 10(-6) M). It also induced lipolysis of rat white(More)
INTRODUCTION The cholecystectomy is the current treatment of the biliary lithiasis. Nevertheless there have been attempts in order to eliminate the gallbladder epithelium and to generate the sclerosis of the organ using chemical substances, heat and laser. OBJECTIVE Sodium hypochlorite and fibrin glue is proposed to achieve the ablation of the gallbladder(More)
Retinoids influence proliferation and differentiation of epithelial cells. The present paper was designed to examine the change of lectin binding in isolated keratinocytes from retinoid-treated guinea pigs. Aromatic retinoid, etretinate, in peanut oil (5 mg/kg/day) was given orally for a period of 14 days. Skin samples were obtained from animals on days 1,(More)