Mariangela Giombini

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BACKGROUND The study hypothesizes that nitrous oxide (N(2)O) releases opioid peptide in the brain stem, which results in inhibition of gamma-aminobutyric acid-mediated (GABAergic) neurons that tonically inhibit the descending noradrenergic inhibitory neurons (DNIN), resulting in activation of DNIN. In the spinal cord, activation of DNIN leads to the release(More)
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