After-effects of transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) on cortical spreading depression.

@article{Liebetanz2006AftereffectsOT,
  title={After-effects of transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) on cortical spreading depression.},
  author={David Liebetanz and Felipe Fregni and Katia Monte-Silva and Manuella B Oliveira and Angela Amancio-Dos-Santos and M. A. Nitsche and Rubem Carlos Ara{\'u}jo Guedes},
  journal={Neuroscience letters},
  year={2006},
  volume={398 1-2},
  pages={85-90}
}
Abnormal cortical excitability influences susceptibility to cortical spreading depression (CSD) in migraine. Because transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) is capable of inducing lasting changes of cortical excitability, we investigated the after-effects of tDCS on the propagation velocity of CSD in the rat. Twenty-five anesthetised rats received either anodal, cathodal or sham tDCS. The stimulation was applied for 20 min at a current strength of 200 microA after the recording of three… CONTINUE READING