Stacy B Bruno

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A number of laboratories have identified several key areas in the central nervous system that relay information from arterial baroreceptors to the supraoptic nucleus. Two of these regions are the diagonal band of Broca and the perinuclear zone of the supraoptic nucleus. Recent findings suggest that the inhibition of vasopressin neurons in the SON by(More)
We examined c-Fos and FosB staining in the central nervous system 8 and 24 h following acute volume expansion in unanesthetized rats. Male rats were instrumented with a femoral artery catheter for measurement of blood pressure and heart rate (HR), a jugular venous catheter for measurement of central venous pressure (CVP), and a femoral vein catheter for(More)
Hindlimb unloading (HU) is an animal model of microgravity and bed rest. In these studies, we examined the role of ingestive behaviours in regulating body fluid balance during 24 h HU. In the first experiment, all rats were given distilled water to drink while two groups were also given access to a sodium chloride solution (0.9% or 1.8%). Water and saline(More)
Acute volume expansion is associated with a specific pattern of Fos expression and the goal of the present study was to evaluate the contribution of cardiac receptors to this response. Adult male rats were instrumented with pericardial catheters introduced at the level of the thymus. Rats were also catheterized for measuring blood pressure, heart rate,(More)
We studied the effects of osmotic stimulation on the expression of FosB and c-Fos in the supraoptic nucleus (SON) and paraventricular nucleus (PVN). Adult male rats were divided into two groups that were injected with lidocaine (0.1-0.2 ml sc) followed by either 0.9% or 6% NaCl (1 ml/100 g bw sc). After the NaCl injections, the rats were anesthetized and(More)
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