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A somaesthetic excitatory pathway to rubrospinal cells, via other than cortico- or cerebello-rubral relays, has been demonstrated in cats, using intracellular recording techniques. After lesions of the rostral part of the cerebral cortex and the cerebellum, electrical stimulation of the contralateral forepaw and low intensity stimulation of the dorsal(More)
A newly developed autoinjector (Astra Tech, Sweden) containing 500 mg HI-6 and 2 mg atropine sulphate was tested in anaesthetized normal pigs. The pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics of the drugs after administration by the autoinjector were compared with those after conventional needle and syringe delivery intramuscularly and intravenously.(More)
A somesthetic inhibitory projection onto rubrospinal cells in the cat is described. It is suggested that the pathway, which is not dependent upon an intact cerebellum or motor cortex, travels through the dorsal columns of the spinal cord. The second order neurons seem to impinge upon inhibitory interneurons situated within the red nucleus itself. The burst(More)
The inhibitory effect of electrical stimulation in the near-rubral region on polysynaptic segmental as well as ascending pathways activated by the flexor reflex afferents (FRA) in hind limb nerves was studied in chloralose anaesthetized cats. The effective stimulating region totally coincided with the one from which a D zone climbing fibre response may be(More)
In halothane anesthetized cats changes in the afferent activity from muscle spindles in the flexor digitorum longus muscle caused by electrical stimulation in the mesencephalon were studied. From a dorsal stimulating area the dynamic sensitivity of the spindles could be selectively increased. This area was partly situated within the red nucleus, but its(More)
The therapeutic effectiveness of a new binary autoinjector containing 500 mg HI-6 and 2 mg atropine sulphate was tested in anesthetized pigs poisoned by a lethal dose of soman i.v. (9 μg/kg per 20 min). Pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics of HI-6 were studied concomitantly on administration of HI-6 alone, together with atropine sulphate, or together with(More)
Rubrospinal effects on about 60 extracellularyl recorded gamma-motoneurones were studied in anesthetized cats. All cells were antidromically identified from various muscle nerves. 23 cells were regarded as dynamic as they were activated from a mesencephalic region previously known to influence selectively muscle spindle dynamic sensitivity. The pattern of(More)