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Zh Vyssh Nerv Deiat Im I P Pavlova. 2005 Jul-Aug;55(4):437-43.

[Suppression of gamma EEG activity as an index of a spreading depression wave in the neocortex of a waking rabbit].

[Article in Russian]


A spreading depression (SD) can spontaneously develop in seizures, attacks of migraine, vascular disorders and other pathological states of the brain. However, problems in technique of recording the DC-potential in the neocortex of humans and waking animals substantially restrict the possibilities of studying functional consequences of the SD. In this article, the EEG pattern was studied in detail at the moment of the SD development. Specific features were revealed, which make it possible to detect the SD without recording shifts of the DC-potential. At the moment of the SD arrival, the interhemispheric balance drastically disturbs because of a strong decrease in the high-frequency activity. By the time indices, the course of the suppression of the gammal and gamma2 EEG frequencies is the most reliable symptom of the SD wave development. The EEG spectral power in the delta band increases with a certain delay in reference to the deep depression of the high-frequency activity and is, in essence, an SD aftereffect. The found EEG signs of an SD wave can substantially simplify the identification of this phenomenon both in experiment and clinical conditions in certain pathological states of the brain.

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