Salvador DelaTorre

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Spinal long-term potentiation (LTP) elicited by noxious stimulation enhances the responsiveness of dorsal horn nociceptive neurons to their normal input, and may represent a key mechanism of central sensitization by which acute pain could turn into a chronic pain state. This study investigated the electrophysiological and behavioral consequences of the(More)
Previously, we demonstrated that stimulation of the paraventricular hypothalamic nucleus diminishes the nociceptive dorsal horn neuronal responses, and this decrease was mediated by oxytocin in the rat. In addition, we have proposed that oxytocin indirectly inhibits sensory transmission in dorsal horn neurons by exciting spinal inhibitory GABAergic(More)
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