Patrick M. Polasek

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Rats were anesthetized with urethane and limited occipital craniotomy was conducted to expose the caudal medulla in the region of the obex. Microinjections of adenosine were made into the nucleus tractus solitarius and heart rate and blood pressure responses recorded. Adenosine produced dose-related decreases in blood pressure and heart rate. The data(More)
A new technique for achieving repeated sampling of fourth ventricular cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) from the cisterna magna of unanesthetized rats is described. The sampling cannula is positioned extracranially, in contrast to previously published techniques which require insertion through the skull. CSF samples, withdrawn from unanesthetized rats before,(More)
Rats were anesthetized with urethane and a limited occipital craniotomy was performed to expose the caudal medulla in the region of the obex. Injections were made into sites in the brainstem of spontaneously-breathing rats through glass micropipettes. Tidal volume, respiratory frequency, minute volume, blood pressure and heart rate were recorded before and(More)
Transverse vaginal septum is a defect of vertical fusion during embryogenesis of the vagina. The estimated incidence is 1 per 30,000 to 84,000 women. It is infrequently associated with genitourinary tract, gastrointestinal tract, musculoskeletal, and cardiac malformations. Previous reports of transverse vaginal septum have included unilateral absence of the(More)
The sensitivity of the (Na+ + K+)-ATPase to inhibition by Ca was increased 30-fold by a partially purified extract of human red cell hemolysate. The hemolysate fraction reduced the concentration of free Ca required for 50% inhibition from 30 microM to approx. 1 microM. Ca-dependent inhibition of the (Na+ + K+)-ATPase in the presence and absence of the(More)
Ethanol in the range of 0.76-2.40 M caused an immediate increase in the Ca permeability of the plasma membrane of resealed human red blood cell ghosts in which intracellular free Ca could be continuously monitored by means of the Ca chromophore arsenazo III. At a given concentration of ethanol, the Ca permeability increased markedly a few minutes following(More)
Liberalism 34% 29% Cultural Racism 50% 35% Naturalization 19% 0% Minimization of Racism 94% 41% Poor Parenting 100% 100% Miracle Question 52% 35% Employment Location/Reaction 58% 29% This dissertation is divided into 9 chapters. Chapter 2 is the statement of the problem and the literature review for this dissertation. It shows the research that has been(More)
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