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Plasma adrenomedullin (AM) levels are elevated in various pathological states including cardiovascular and inflammatory diseases. The present study investigated whether an increased AM level is a marker of vascular complications in patients with atherosclerotic risks. In 114 patients with cardiovascular risks and/or diseases including ischemic heart disease(More)
Adrenomedullin (AM), a potent vasodepressor, is known to have anti-atherosclerotic and anti-inflammatory effects. However, there is no information about its level in severe atherosclerotic diseases, such as peripheral arterial occlusive disease (PAOD). The present study investigated the plasma concentration of AM and several inflammatory parameters in 72(More)
The effects of acute administration of thyrotropin-releasing hormone (TRH) on the fear motivated learning of male Wistar rats were studied using a shuttle box. Two kinds of experiments - active avoidance learning (shuttle avoidance learning) and passive avoidance learning were performed. TRH (500 microgram/kg) was injected subcutaneously 40 to 50 minutes(More)
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