The role of the locus coeruleus in regulation of seizure susceptibility in rats.

When studying the role of the locus coeruleus (LC) in the regulation of seizure susceptibility in rats, we found that bilateral LC lesion significantly lowered the electroshock seizure threshold for the tonic extension of forelegs. The pattern of maximal electroshock seizure was not affected by LC lesion, although the recovery time was slightly prolonged… CONTINUE READING