The response of subthalamic nucleus neurons to dopamine receptor stimulation in a rodent model of Parkinson's disease.


Overactivity in the subthalamic nucleus (STN) is believed to contribute to the pathophysiology of Parkinson's disease. It is hypothesized that dopamine receptor agonists reduce neuronal output from the STN. The present study tests this hypothesis by using in vivo extracellular single unit recording techniques to measure neuronal activity in the STN of rats… (More)


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