Zoltan Tomori

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1. The effects of mechanical stimulation in the nose, epipharynx, laryngopharynx and tracheobronchial tree, and of chemical irritation of the nasal mucosa, were studied on various somatic and autonomic functions in cats.2. Action potentials were recorded from the diaphragm and rectus abdominis muscles of spontaneously breathing cats, and from the phrenic(More)
Transient spinal ischemia, a complication associated with aortic cross-clamp may lead to spastic paraplegia. Once fully developed this deficit is permanent. Quantitative histopathological assessments and pharmacological studies show that the ischemic spasticity is secondary to the loss of lumbar GABA and glycinergic inhibitory interneurons. In the present(More)
Transient spinal cord ischemia may lead to a progressive degeneration of spinal interneurons and subsequently to increased hind limb motor tone. In the present work we sought to characterize the rigidity and spasticity components of this altered motor function by: i) tonic electromyographic activity measured in gastrocnemius muscle before and after(More)
A DISECTOR program is presented, offering the possibility to count particles by the disector or unbiased sampling brick principles as well as to apply the point-counting method needed for estimation of the particle volume density or mean particle volume. Three modes of counting, two semi-automatic and one automatic, are offered, allowing the user to choose(More)
Changes evoked by mechanical stimulation of the relevant parts of the respiratory tract in the activity of inspiratory and expiratory neurones in the ventral respiratory group of the medulla oblongata, and in pleural pressure and the diaphragmatic electromyogram, were determined during cough, sneeze and the aspiration and expiration reflexes in 17(More)
The use of a simple and reproducible model is inevitable for objective statement of the effects of external factors on wound healing. Hence, present study was conducted to establish an excisional model of skin wound healing in corticosteroid treated, and streptozotocine induced diabetic rats as well as to standardized the semi-quantitative and quantitative(More)
Re-evaluation of our earlier c-Fos-like immuno-reactive studies and brainstem transection/lesion experiments in over 40 anaesthetized, non-paralyzed cats allowed comparison of two distinct airway defensive reflexes with the distinct generators for inspiration (I) and expiration (E), described recently in juvenile rats. The spiration reflex (AspR) is(More)
Forced inspiratory efforts resembling the sniff-like aspiration reflex (AR) were evoked by single-shocks or trains of electrical impulses to the dorsal pharyngeal and nasal mucosal surfaces in 12 anaesthetized spontaneously breathing cats. The strongest ARs determined by diaphragmatic (DIA) EMG and peak-inspiratory flows were elicited from the dorsolateral(More)
Expression of the immediate-early gene c-fos, a marker of neuronal activation was employed in adult anesthetized non-decerebrate cats, in order to localize the brainstem neuronal populations functionally related to sniff-like (gasp-like) aspiration reflex (AR). Tissues were immunoprocessed using an antibody raised against amino acids of Fos and the(More)