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Sheng Li Xue Bao. 1995 Oct;47(5):423-8.

[Inhibitory effects of hypothalamic arcuate nucleus or anterior pituitary stimulation on the nociceptive responses of thalamic parafascicular neurons].

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Laboratory of Neurobiology, Suzhou Medical College.

Abstract

The effects of hypothalamic arcuate nucleus (ARC) or anterior lobe of pituitary (AL) stimulation on the nociceptive responses of thalamic parafascicular (Pf) neurons were studied in rats with electrophysiological technique. The results showed that ARC stimulation could inhibit the nociceptive discharges of Pf neurons, namely, the immediate inhibition because of its very short latency and duration. AL stimulation could also inhibit the nociceptive discharges of Pf neurons, but this inhibition was a delayed one because of its longer latency and duration. Hypophysectomy diminished the immediate inhibition due to ARC stimulation, while ARC lesion diminished the delayed inhibition due to AL stimulation. Both kinds of inhibition were blocked by dexamethasone pretreatment. The above results suggest that neuroendocrine relationship between ARC and AL is involved in pain modulation.

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