T. Muteki

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Intralaminar thalamic nuclei have been considered to be a component of the non-specific sensory system which is involved in physiological functions related to consciousness and pain sensation. The effect of halothane on membrane potentials and synaptic properties of neurons of the parafascicular (Pf) nucleus in guinea pig brain slices was investigated using(More)
The mechanism underlying the anticonvulsant action of 'Saiko-Keishi-To' (SK), the Japanese herbal medicine, was examined using whole-cell patch-clamp recording from cultured rat dorsal root ganglion cells. Neurons were held at -60 mV and perfused with an internal solution containing a high concentration of Cl-. Under these circumstances, SK produced an(More)
BACKGROUND Local anesthetics are known to inhibit the voltage-gated sodium current (INa) of the nerve membrane, but it has not been fully studied whether anesthetic concentrations of local anesthetics depress the voltage-gated calcium current (ICa) of mammalian neurons. The effects of local anesthetics on ICa evoked in cultured rat dorsal root ganglion(More)
Changes taking place in both Qi Gong Masters and their patients during Qi Gong treatment were evaluated using the Bi-Digital O-Ring Test. During the Qi Gong state, on the Qi-Gong Master's body, as well as the body of the patient being treated, acupuncture points CV5 (Shi Men) and CV6 (Qi Hai)-- located below the umbilicus-- show changes from +4 in the(More)
We have reported that the Japanese herbal medicine "Saiko-Keishi-To" (SK) which is often used for treating epileptic patients activates the GABAA receptor-mediated chloride current (Icl). In the present study, we examined whether the SK-induced Icl could be potentiated by several intravenous anesthetics known to interact with the GABAA receptor, and also(More)
The present study evaluated responses to double burst stimulation (DBS) at supramaximal and submaximal currents in 30 adult patients. Usually, DBS is applied with supramaximal stimulation, but this may be quite uncomfortable for the awake patient. Therefore, the authors investigated whether it is possible to obtain an accurate assessment of significant(More)
TOF Guard is one of the latest developments in the field of neuromuscular monitoring equipment. This system uses a miniature acceleration transducer (a piezo-electric ceramic wafer is used), simply fastened to the thumb with tape. The rationale behind the method is Newton's second law, stating that the acceleration is directly proportional to the force. In(More)