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The electrocorticogram (ECoG) in a SART (specific alternation of rhythm in temperature)-stressed (repeatedly cold-stressed) rat, which is regarded as an experimental model for clinical vagotonic-type dysautonomia, was investigated in the present study by the power spectral technique. 1) Analysis of ECoG in SART-stressed rats during the resting-arousal state(More)
1 The catecholamine levels in the brains of SART (specific alternation of rhythm in temperature)-stressed (repeated cold-stressed) rats with vagotonic-type dysautonomia, were examined by high performance liquid chromatography with electrochemical detection techniques. 2 The cerebral cortex, hypothalamus and hippocampus of the SART-stressed rats had(More)
To explore a possible ionic basis for the prolonged Q-T interval in women compared with that in men, we investigated the electrophysiological effects of estrogen in isolated guinea pig ventricular myocytes. Action potentials and membrane currents were recorded using the whole cell configuration of the patch-clamp technique. Application of 17beta-estradiol(More)
We designed a simple technique for surgical excision of the pineal body in mice. Such can be accomplished in 10 min by a skilled worker and there are no lesions whatever. In pinealectomized El-strain mice the appearance of convulsions was inhibited up to 30 days, while intact El-mice were all fallen into convulsions by being shaken up and down on a flat(More)
Exposing mice to 24 and 4 degrees C in alternate 1 hr periods in the day time and maintaining 4 degrees C at night for several days decreases the tail clamp pressure required to evoke pain behavior. This model is referred to as SART (specific alternation rhythm of temperature) stress. An extract from inflamed skin of rabbits inoculated with vaccinia virus(More)
To clarify the relationship between SART (specific alternation of rhythm in temperature) stress (repeated cold stress) and anxiety, the effects of various types of stress on the behavior of mice were studied in elevated plus-maze tests and then the effects of anxiolytics were evaluated. The percentage of time spent in the open arms of the plus-maze(More)
In order to investigate the behavioral characteristics of the SART-stressed (repeated cold-stressed) animal, a model of dysautonomia, step-down passive avoidance performance was examined in SART-stressed mice. SART-stressed mice exhibited a shortened test trial latency and a decreased incidence of maximum latency of 300 sec, but no change in the training(More)
SART-stressed (repeated cold-stressed) mice exhibited shortened immobility time in forced swimming tests, and a time-dependent increase in the duration of immobility time of stressed mice was less compared to unstressed mice. These changes were blocked by diazepam and alprazolam without influence on the immobility time of unstressed mice. The shortening of(More)
1. The mechanism of hyperalgesia observed in SART (repeated cold)-stressed animals (mice and rats) was studied in relation to the autonomic nervous system. 2. SART stress reduced the nociceptive threshold previously increased in vagotomized mice, but failed to change the threshold previously decreased in sympathectomized mice. 3. The nociceptive threshold(More)
As part of an investigation on the behavioral characteristics of SART-stressed animals, an animal model of autonomic imbalance, the open-field behavior of SART-stressed (repeated cold-stressed) rats was studied and compared with that of rats exposed to other types of stress. In addition, the effects of several drugs on it were also studied. As compared with(More)