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pressure and inter-beat interval variability in man. Apart from that the topic of the study is interesting and important, the paper contains some terminological inconsistencies which seriously undermine implications of research and thus, credibility of the conclusions made by the Authors. It is not uncommon to find studies with inconsistent terminology and(More)
Robert Cummins [(1996) Representations, targets and attitudes, Cambridge, MA: Bradford/MIT, p. 1] has characterized the vexed problem of mental representation as " the topic in the philosophy of mind for some time now. " This remark is something of an understatement. The same topic was central to the famous controversy between Nicolas Malebranche and(More)
Cytochrome P-450c17α (CYP17) and prostate-specific antigen (PSA) genes, which are involved in the androgen metabolism cascade, have been studied as possible candidates for genetic influences on prostate cancer development. Contradictory results prompted us to evaluate the frequencies of polymorphisms in the CYP17 and PSA genes as well as the association(More)
This study investigated the influence of chronic crowding stress on nitric oxide (NO) production, vascular function and oxidative status in young Wistar-Kyoto (WKY), borderline hypertensive (BHR) and spontaneously hypertensive (SHR) female rats. Five-week old rats were exposed to crowding for two weeks. Crowding elevated plasma corticosterone (P<0.05) and(More)
This study examined nitric oxide (NO) production, oxidative load and endothelium-dependent relaxation (NO-dependent and NO-independent) in adult male borderline hypertensive (BHR) and spontaneously hypertensive (SHR) rats as compared to normotensive Wistar-Kyoto (WKY) rats. Systolic blood pressure (BP) was determined by tail-cuff. NO production was(More)
As wine polyphenols were shown to possess many positive effects in mammals, including improvement of vascular function, this study investigated the effect of the Slovak Alibernet red wine extract (AWE) on blood pressure and vascular function in young normotensive Wistar-Kyoto (WKY) and spontaneously hypertensive (SHR) rats. Six weeks old, male, WKY and SHR(More)