M. Ishizawa

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The authors' previous study with an eye camera revealed that when asked to mark the centre of a line patients with left unilateral spatial neglect persist in fixating a point on its right part and place the subjective midpoint there without searching leftwards. The present study examined the patterns of leftward search of nine patients with left unilateral(More)
The effects of 5-hydroxytryptamine (5-HT) and its receptor subtype agonists on spontaneous propulsive activities of the segment, and on changes in tension of the muscle strips were examined in the guinea-pig isolated distal colon. 5-HT, 5-carboxamidotryptamine (5-CT), alpha-methyl-5-HT and t-methoxytryptamine (5-MeOH), applied to the serosal side of the(More)
Rehabilitation therapists and orthopedists regard degenerative changes (DCs) of the articular cartilage or osteoarthritis in the finger joint as the major factors that interfere with normal grasp and pinch. However, previous research has concentrated on DCs in the carpometacarpal joint (CM) of the thumb. The present study revealed some general tendencies(More)
Multiple intradural xanthomatous tumors developed in 48-year-old female with familial phytosterolemia. These tumors were restricted to the spinal denticulate ligaments. Histological and immunohistochemical findings were fundamentally similar to those of tendinous xanthomas. The major cellular component of these tumors were identified as of mono-histiocytic(More)
Previous studies have reported that postural coordination patterns change as a function of translation frequency. However, the effect of inclined support surface on postural strategy was not clear. Therefore, the purpose of this study is to investigate the influence of inclined support surface on postural strategy during platform translations. Eight healthy(More)
The contractile effects of 5-hydroxytryptamine (5-HT) and influences of several kinds of divalent cations were investigated on longitudinal muscle strips of the guinea-pig isolated distal colon. 5-HT (10 nM-10 microM) produced phasic contractions which were partially inhibited by atropine (1 microM) and markedly inhibited by tetrodotoxin (1 microM),(More)
The effects of GABA (gamma-aminobutyric acid) and homotaurine (3-aminopropane sulfonic acid) on propulsive activity of the isolated segment, and on longitudinal and circular muscle strips were investigated in the guinea-pig distal colon. GABA (0.1 and 1 mM) inhibited spontaneous propulsive activity with a reduction of longitudinal tension of the segment.(More)
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