Peter F . Hoffman

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The aim of this study was to examine the effect of i.v. morphine on sympathetic nerve activity (SNA) in the rat. Adrenal SNA and renal SNA were recorded simultaneously, together with mean arterial pressure and heart rate, in chloralose-anesthetized, artificially ventilated rats. Separate groups of rats were subjected to vagotomy. In intact rats, i.v.(More)
A newborn girl is described with a lethal junctional epidermolysis bullosa (Herlitz form) (JEB) associated with a congenital localized absence of skin, and a pyloric atresia (PA). The post-mortem examination of the digestive tract showed a widespread cleavage betweeen the epithelium and the chorion. Immunohistological and electron microscopical examination(More)
The aim of the study was to compare pre- (pre-aSNA) and postganglionic adrenal sympathetic nerve activity (post-aSNA) and postganglionic renal sympathetic nerve activity (rSNA) in rats during arterial baroreceptor activation and haemorrhage. Adrenal multifibre nerve activity was recorded in chloralose-anaesthetized Wistar rats. To test for pre-aSNA or(More)
The aim of the study was to compare pre-ganglionic adrenal nerve activity (pre-aSNA) to post-ganglionic adrenal nerve activity (post-aSNA) in rats after administration of 2-deoxy-D-glucose (2-DG, 500 mg kg-1, i.v.), which mimicks a central hypoglycaemia or to the response in pre-aSNA and post-aSNA to hypoglycaemia after injection of insulin (5U). Renal(More)
Algal stromatolites are used for detailed rock-stratigraphic correlation for a distance of 160 kilometers in the Pethei Formation, of Aphebian (Precambrian) age, in the Northwest Territories, Canada. Laterally linked stromatolites are initiated by the draping of successive laminations over intraclasts or other irregularities in the bedding surface.(More)