Medial prefrontal cortex Transient Receptor Potential Vanilloid Type 1 (TRPV1) in the expression of contextual fear conditioning in Wistar rats

@article{Terzian2013MedialPC,
  title={Medial prefrontal cortex Transient Receptor Potential Vanilloid Type 1 (TRPV1) in the expression of contextual fear conditioning in Wistar rats},
  author={Ana Luisa Bernardes Terzian and Daniel Gustavo dos Reis and Francisco S Guimar{\~a}es and Fernando M. A. Corr{\^e}a and Leonardo B. M. Resstel},
  journal={Psychopharmacology},
  year={2013},
  volume={231},
  pages={149-157}
}
Contextual fear is evoked by re-exposing an animal to an environment that has been previously paired with an aversive or unpleasant stimulus. It can be assessed by freezing and cardiovascular changes such as increase in mean arterial pressure and heart rate. A marked increase in neuronal activity is associated with contextual fear conditioning, especially… CONTINUE READING