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Hepatic encephalopathy (HE) is a neuropsychiatric complication of both acute and chronic liver failure characterized by progressive neuronal inhibition. Some neurosteroids are potent positive allosteric modulators of the gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA)-A receptor complex, and 'increased GABAergic tone' has been proposed to explain the neuroinhibition(More)
BACKGROUND Visceral hypersensitivity is a main characteristic of functional bowel disorders and is mediated by both peripheral and central factors. We investigated whether enhanced splanchnic afferent signaling in vitro is associated with visceral hypersensitivity in vivo in an acute and postinflammatory rat model of colitis. METHODS Trinitrobenzene(More)
In this study, we aim to develop a new, reproducible crush injury (CI) model in rabbits. Anesthetized rabbits were compressed on both hind limbs using a special instrument for 6 h followed by 3 h of reperfusion. Blood samples and injured muscles were collected for biochemical analysis and morphological evaluation. Survival observation lasted for 72 h.(More)
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