Pathway-specific action of gamma-hydroxybutyric acid in sensory thalamus and its relevance to absence seizures.

Abstract

The systemic injection of gamma-hydroxybutyric acid (GHB) elicits spike and wave discharges (SWDs), the EEG hallmark of absence seizures, and represents a well established, widely used pharmacological model of this nonconvulsive epilepsy. Despite this experimental use of GHB, as well as its therapeutic use in narcolepsy and its increasing abuse, however… (More)

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