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BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Inhibitory CB(1) cannabinoid receptors and excitatory TRPV(1) vanilloid receptors are abundant in the hippocampus. We tested if two known hybrid endocannabinoid/endovanilloid substances, N-arachidonoyl-dopamine (NADA) and anandamide (AEA), presynapticaly increased or decreased intracellular calcium level ([Ca(2+)](i)) and GABA and(More)
The performance of three statistical methods: time-series, multiple linear regression and feedforward artificial neural networks models were compared to predict the daily mean ozone concentrations. The study here reported was based on data from one urban site with traffic influences and one rural background site. The studies were performed for the year 2002(More)
Neuromuscular transmission is decreased in aged subject. Since endogenous adenosine is a potent neuromodulator at motor nerve endings, either inhibiting via A(1) receptors or facilitating via A(2A) receptors acetylcholine release, we now investigated if the tonic effect of endogenous adenosine was modified at phrenic nerve endings of aged rats. The A(2A)(More)
Diadenosine polyphosphates are present in synaptic vesicles, are released upon nerve stimulation and possess membrane receptors, namely in presynaptic terminals. However, the role of diadenosine polyphosphates to control neurotransmitter release in the CNS is not known. We now show that diadenosine pentaphosphate (Ap(5)A, 3-100 microM) facilitated in a(More)
OBJECTIVE Validate an assessment instrument of nursing students' satisfaction with simulated clinical experiences. METHOD A 17-item scale was applied to students from the Teaching Diploma Program in Nursing, after a set of simulated clinical experiences. Factorial analysis with orthogonal varimax rotation was used, and the internal consistency was(More)