[The effect of electroacupuncture on the discharge activity of temperature-sensitive neurons of preoptic-anterior hypothalamus in the rabbit treated by arginine vasopressin].

Abstract

Arginine vasopressin (AVP) has been shown to have significant effects on the thermoregulation. The present experiments were to investigate the effect of electroacupuncture (EA) on the discharge activity of temperature-sensitive neurons of preoptic-anterior hypothalamus (PO-AH) in rabbits treated by AVP and arginine vasopressin monoclonal antibody (AVPMcAb). The results were as follows: (1) AVP could markedly promote the firing activity of EA on heat-sensitive neurons in PO-AH. (2) AVPMcAb could markedly reduce the effect of EA on temperature-sensitive neurons in PO-AH. Experimental results indicated that the mechanisms of EA on hypothermia might be related to AVP.

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@article{Yang1996TheEO, title={[The effect of electroacupuncture on the discharge activity of temperature-sensitive neurons of preoptic-anterior hypothalamus in the rabbit treated by arginine vasopressin].}, author={Y Yang and Cheng Zhang and Chen Zhi}, journal={Zhen ci yan jiu = Acupuncture research}, year={1996}, volume={21 1}, pages={45-8} }