[The role of paraventricular nucleus of hypothalamus in acupuncture analgesia in rats].


Recent evidence has indicated that vasopressin (VP) can increase the pain threshold. It is not clear whether the paraventricular nucleus (PVN) of hypothalamus, which is one of the main nuclei that secrete VP in brain, is involved in the acupuncture analgesia (AA). The present study was designed to examine the role of PVN in AA. Experiments were carried out… (More)


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