[Cholinergic mechanisms in the pathogenesis of genetically-caused absence epilepsy].

Frontoparietal cortex and the thalamocortical circuit comprising reticular thalamic nucleus (RTN) and relay nuclei of the ventrolateral thalamus (VLT) are critical structures in the generation of spike-wave discharges (SWD) during absence seizures. The activity of these nuclei is under the control of the ascending cholinergic projections of nucleus basalis… (More)