Peripheral Nervous System

Publication Title: 
Biological Psychology

A major problem in recent neuroscience research on the processing of loved familiar faces is the absence of evidence concerning the elicitation of a genuine positive emotional response (love). These studies have two confounds: familiarity and arousal. The present investigation controlled for both factors in female university students. Two categories of loved faces were chosen: one with higher familiarity but lower emotionality (fathers) and the other with higher emotionality but lower familiarity (romantic partners). Unfamiliar and baby faces were used as control faces.

Author(s): 
Guerra, Pedro
Campagnoli, Rafaela R.
Vico, Cynthia
Volchan, Eliane
Anllo-Vento, Lourdes
Vila, Jaime
Publication Title: 
Voprosy Kurortologii, Fizioterapii, I Lechebnoĭ Fizicheskoĭ Kultury

Traumatic impairment of peripheral nerves in the limbs requires multimodality treatment including physiotherapy, chemotherapy, orthopedic methods, massage, manual therapy. The above complex produced responses in the majority of patients treated.

Author(s): 
Danda, V. A.
Mesheriakova, T. I.
Publication Title: 
Experimental Gerontology

The peripheral nervous system (PNS) comprises of an extensive network of connections that convey information between the central nervous system (CNS) and peripheral organs. Long myelinated nerve fibers are particularly susceptible to age-related changes, as maintenance of the insulating glial membrane requires extensive synthesis and processing of many proteins.

Author(s): 
Lee, Sooyeon
Notterpek, Lucia
Publication Title: 
Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics

BACKGROUND: The traditional chiropractic vertebral subluxation hypothesis proposes that vertebral misalignment cause illness, disease, or both. This hypothesis remains controversial. OBJECTIVE: To briefly review and update experimental evidence concerning reflex effects of vertebral subluxations, particularly concerning peripheral nervous system responses to vertebral subluxations.

Author(s): 
Bolton, P. S.
Publication Title: 
Journal of Traditional Chinese Medicine = Chung I Tsa Chih Ying Wen Pan / Sponsored by All-China Association of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Academy of Traditional Chinese Medicine

OBJECTIVE: To investigate the effects of Sini San and fluoxetine on the levels of central and peripheral 5-HT in a rat model of depression, and provide new insight into the treatment of depression with integrated Chinese-Western Medicine. METHODS: A rat model of depression was established by chronic mild stress (CMS). Model rats received either Sini San, fluoxetine, a combination of the two drugs, or no drug treatment. Healthy naive rats were used as controls. Open field and sucrose preference tests were used to assess depression-like behavior.

Author(s): 
Li, Yubo
Sun, Yuxiu
Ma, Xueling
Xue, Xiaoxing
Zhang, Wenting
Wu, Zhiqian
Ouyang, Yulin
Chen, Jianxin
Wang, Weiming
Guo, Shuzhen
Wang, Wei
Publication Title: 
Neuroscience Letters

Prostaglandin E(2) (PGE(2)) is a key mediator of exaggerated pain sensation during inflammation. Drugs targeting the PGE(2) pathway by global inhibition of cyclooxygenases are well established in the treatment of inflammatory pain, but also cause significant unwanted effects. Enzymes downstream of the cyclooxygenases, or prostaglandin receptors are candidate targets possibly enabling therapeutic intervention with potentially fewer side effects. Among the PGE(2) receptors, the EP1 subtype has repeatedly been proposed as a promising target for treatment of inflammatory hyperalgesia.

Author(s): 
Johansson, Torbjörn
Narumiya, Shuh
Zeilhofer, Hanns Ulrich
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