Maria Christina Lopes Araujo Oliveira

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Changes in the tail-flick latency (TFL) to noxious heat stimulation and behavioral changes produced by intracerebroventricular (i.c.v.) or intra-amygdala administration of cholinergic agonists were studied in the rat. A significant increase in the TFL and behavioral changes were produced by carbachol (CCh, 2.2-8.8 nmol) injected into the dorsomedial portion(More)
The antinociceptive effects of stimulating the medial (ME) and central (CE) nuclei of the amygdala in rats were evaluated by the changes in the latency for the tail withdrawal reflex to noxious heating of the skin. A 30-s period of sine-wave stimulation of the ME or CE produced a significant and short increase in the duration of tail flick latency. A 15-s(More)
The effects of stimulating the periaqueductal gray (PAG) against the rat tail flick reflex (TFR) was not changed significantly by the microinjection of lidocaine (5%/0.5 microl) into the medial (ME) or central (CE) nuclei of the amygdala. In contrast, lidocaine into the PAG blocked the effects from the ME or CE. The microinjection of naloxone (1 microg),(More)
Quantifying the relative performance of individual scholars has become an integral part of decision-making in research policy. The objective of the present study was to evaluate if the scholarship rank of Brazilian Council for Scientific and Technological Development (CNPq) researchers in Medicine is consistent with their scientific productivity. The Lattes(More)
BACKGROUND Hereditary spherocytosis (HS) is an inherited hemolytic anemia that is caused by deficiency or dysfunction of erythrocyte cytoskeletal proteins. AIM The aim of this study was to describe the clinical course of hereditary spherocytosis in patients treated in the Pediatric Hematology Unit, Hospital das Clínicas, Universidade Federal de Minas(More)
OBJECTIVE Burkitt's lymphoma is the most common subtype of non-Hodgkin lymphoma in children. The aim of this study was to characterize the clinical course and prognostic factors of children and adolescents with Burkitt's lymphoma treated in the Hematology Unit of Hospital das Clínicas, Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais (UFMG). METHODS A retrospective(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the profile and the scientific production of researchers in Pediatrics with scholarship from the National Counsel of Technological and Scientific Development. METHODS The Lattes curricula of 34 researchers in Pediatrics with active scholarships, from 2006 to 2008 were included in the analysis. The variables of interest were: gender,(More)
Appropriate manipulation of dopaminergic systems, that probably contribute to tardive dyskinesia, may bring about a reduction in its intensity. In this study various, increasing doses of L-dopa, which is converted to dopamine in the CNS, was administered over the relatively long period of time of one month, in double-blind conditions, to psychiatric(More)
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