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This would appear to slow or stop conduc- Postsynaptic Receptor tion along these fibers proven tofranil 75mg, but in fact purchase 25mg tofranil visa, the membrane myelin sheath speeds conduction buy tofranil 75 mg cheap. The B reason is that the action potential must “jump” like a spark from node (space) Figure 9-9 A synapse purchase tofranil 50mg on line. As described in Chapter 8 buy 50mg tofranil free shipping, information must be Dendrite passed from one cell to another at the synapse across a Axon tiny gap between the cells, the synaptic cleft. Information usually crosses this gap in the form of a chemical known as a neurotransmitter. While the cells at a synapse are at rest, the neurotransmitter is stored in many small vesicles (bubbles) within the enlarged endings of the axons, usu- ally called end-bulbs or terminal knobs, but known by sev- eral other names as well. Cell body When a nerve impulse traveling along a neuron mem- brane reaches the end of the presynaptic axon, some of these vesicles fuse with the membrane and release their neurotransmitter into the synaptic cleft (an example of ex- ocytosis, as described in Chapter 3). The neurotransmitter then acts as a chemical signal to the postsynaptic cell. Axon end-bulbs from other On the postsynaptic receiving membrane, usually that neurons of a dendrite, but sometimes another part of the cell, there are special sites, or receptors, ready to pick up and respond to specific neurotransmitters. Receptors in the Axons from postsynaptic cell membrane influence how or if that cell other neurons will respond to a given neurotransmitter. Neurotransmitters Although there are many known The cell responds according to the total of all the excitatory and neurotransmitters, the main ones are epinephrine (ep-ih- inhibitory neurotransmitters it receives. NEF-rin), also called adrenaline; a related compound, norep- inephrine (nor-ep-ih-NEF-rin), or noradrenaline; and acetyl- choline (as-e-til-KO-lene). Acetylcholine (ACh) is the Electrical Synapses Not all synapses are chemically neurotransmitter released at the neuromuscular junction, the controlled. In smooth muscle, cardiac muscle, and also in synapse between a neuron and a muscle cell. All three of the the CNS there is a type of synapse in which electrical en- above neurotransmitters function in the ANS. The mem- think of neurotransmitters as stimulating the cells they reach; branes of the presynaptic and postsynaptic cells are close in fact, they have been described as such in this discussion. These electrical synapses allow more rapid synaptic cell and keep it from reacting, as will be demon- and more coordinated communication. In the heart, for strated later in discussions of the autonomic nervous system. One cell can branch to stimulate many receiving cells, or a single cell may be stimulated by a number of different axons (Fig. The spinal cord is the link between the peripheral nerv- After its release into the synaptic cleft, the neuro- ous system and the brain. It also helps to coordinate im- transmitter may be removed by several methods: pulses within the CNS. The spinal cord is contained in and protected by the vertebrae, which fit together to form It may slowly diffuse away from the synapse. This disparity in growth continues to increase, so that in Checkpoint 9-9 Chemicals are needed to carry information adults, the spinal cord ends in the region just below the across the synaptic cleft at a synapse. How does the number of cervical vertebrae compare with the number of cervical spinal nerves? In the center of the gray commissure is a small channel, the central canal, that The spinal cord has a small, irregularly shaped internal contains cerebrospinal fluid, the liquid that circulates section of gray matter (unmyelinated tissue) surrounded around the brain and spinal cord. A narrow groove, the by a larger area of white matter (myelinated axons) (Fig. The internal gray matter is arranged so that a col- left portions of the posterior white matter. A deeper umn of gray matter extends up and down dorsally, one on groove, the anterior median fissure (FISH-ure), separates each side; another column is found in the ventral region the right and left portions of the anterior white matter. These two pairs of columns, called the dor- sal horns and ventral horns, give the gray matter an H- shaped appearance in cross-section. The bridge of gray Ascending and Descending Tracts The spinal matter that connects the right and left horns is the gray cord is the pathway for sensory and motor impulses trav- 188 CHAPTER NINE Dorsal root Dorsal root of Central canal Posterior median sulcus ganglion spinal nerve Dorsal horn Gray commissure Spinal nerve Ventral horn A Ventral root of Anterior median fissure White matter spinal nerve Central canal Posterior median sulcus Dorsal horn Gray matter Gray commissure Ventral horn Anterior median fissure White matter B Figure 9-12 The spinal cord. These impulses are carried in The Reflex Arc the thousands of myelinated axons in the white matter of the spinal cord, which are subdivided into tracts (groups As the nervous system functions, it receives, interprets, and of fibers).

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Pyrazinamide nation with isoniazid discount tofranil 25 mg otc, rifampin buy tofranil 75mg without a prescription, and pyrazinamide in pa- is not recommended for use during pregnancy 75 mg tofranil otc. Ethambutol Ototoxicity and nephrotoxicity are the major con- Ethambutol is a water-soluble purchase tofranil 50 mg on line, heat-stable compound cerns during administration of streptomycin and other that acts by inhibition of arabinosyl transferase en- aminoglycosides discount tofranil 25 mg with visa. Drug resistance relates to point mu- sides are combined with other potentially ototoxic tations in the gene (EmbB) that encodes the arabinosyl agents. Orally administered ethambutol is well absorbed SECOND-LINE ANTITUBERCULOUS (70–80%) from the gut, and peak serum concentrations DRUGS are obtained within 2 to 4 hours of drug administration; it has a half-life of 3 to 4 hours. Ethambutol is widely Para-aminosalicyclic Acid distributed in all body fluids, including the cere- brospinal fluid, even in the absence of inflammation. A Para-aminosalicylic Acid (PAS), like the sulfonamides majority of the unchanged drug is excreted in the urine (see Chapter 44), is a structural analogue of p- within 24 hours of ingestion. It is a folate synthesis an- the urine as an aldehyde and a dicarboxylic acid tagonist that interferes with the incorporation of PABA metabolite. It is used in the treatment widely distributed throughout body fluids except cere- of MDR tuberculosis and is useful in renal tuberculosis, brospinal fluid. PAS is primarily metabolized by and the cerebrospinal fluid are approximately equal to hepatic acetylation. Cycloserine is partially metabolized, PAS can function as an alternative substrate and block and 60 to 80% is excreted unchanged by the kidney. Both the acetylated and unaltered drug first week of therapy, consist of dizziness, confusion, ir- are rapidly excreted in the urine. The concentration of ritability, psychotic behavioral changes, and even suici- PAS in urine is high and may result in crystalluria. Cycloserine is contraindicated in patients Use of PAS has diminished over the years following with underlying psychiatric and seizure disorders. Other the introduction of more effective drugs, such as ri- side effects include occasional peripheral neuropathy fampin and ethambutol. Problems with primary resistance, poor compliance due Rifabutin to GI intolerance, and lupuslike reactions have further discouraged its use. Rifabutin (Mycobutin), an antibiotic related to ri- fampin, shares its mechanism of action, that is, inhibi- tion of RNA polymerase. It has better activity ondary agent used in combination when primary agents against MAC organisms than rifampin. It has is unknown but is believed to involve inhibition of a spectrum of activity against gram-positive and gram- oxygen-dependent mycolic acid synthesis. The mo- that mutations in the region of the (inhA) gene that are lecular basis for resistance to rifabutin is shared by both involved in mycolic acid synthesis can cause both isoni- rifampin and rifabutin; this explains the virtually com- azid and ethionamide resistance. Ethionamide is well absorbed following oral admin- Rifabutin is well absorbed orally, and peak plasma istration. Less than 1% half-life range of 16 to 96 hours and is eliminated in of the drug is eliminated in the urine unchanged. GI disturbances, including nausea, vomiting, and in- Rifabutin appears as effective as rifampin in the tense gastric irritation, are frequent. In addition, ethion- treatment of drug-susceptible tuberculosis and is used amide may cause a wide range of neurological side in the treatment of latent tuberculosis infection either effects, such as confusion, peripheral neuropathy, psy- alone or in combination with pyrazinamide. Neurological effects can be mini- of rifabutin has increased in recent years, especially in mized by pyridoxine supplementation. It is a less potent effects include gynecomastia, impotence, postural hy- inducer of cytochrome 450 enzymes pathways than ri- potension, and menorrhagia. Rifabutin is therefore commonly Cycloserine substituted for rifampin in the treatment of tuberculosis Cycloserine is a broad-spectrum antibiotic produced by in HIV-infected patients. It is structural analogue of D- fabutin in the HIV-infected population is prevention alanine and acts through a competitive inhibition of the and treatment of disseminated MAC. The latter drug may be pre- discontinuation of rifabutin include GI intolerance, ferred over viomycin due to its lower toxicity. Rifabutin levels will be increased with concurrent administration of fluconazole and clar- Viomycin ithromycin, resulting in anterior uveitis, polymyalgia syndrome, and a yellowish-tan discoloration of the skin Viomycin is a complex polypeptide antibiotic that is ac- (pseudojaundice). Cross-resist- to those of rifampin, such as hepatitis, red-orange dis- ance between viomycin and kanamycin is less frequent coloration of body fluids, and drug interactions due to than between viomycin and capreomycin. Further details mechanism of action, cross-resistance, hepatic induction are discussed later, under the treatment of leprosy. The macrolide antibiotics (see Chapter 47) clar- ithromycin and azithromycin have demonstrated in Capreomycin vitro activity against mycobacteria, although they have limited activity against M. Clarithromycin Capreomycin (Capastat) is a polypeptide antibiotic de- is four times as active as azithromycin against M.

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Vibrissa reso- nance tuning curves (gray lines order tofranil 75mg, middle row of boxes) and corresponding neural frequency tuning curves (black lines purchase 50 mg tofranil with mastercard, top row) are shown for peripheral and cortical recordings tofranil 25mg on-line. The bottom row shows the corresponding spike traces for trigeminal (NV) discount 50mg tofranil mastercard, fast spiking unit (FSU) order 25mg tofranil otc, regular spiking unit (RSU) and multi-unit activity (MUA). Green horizontal lines indicate the spontaneous firing rate; yellow lines indicate the threshold for significant evoked activity. Note that off-resonance stimuli were unable to evoke a significant increase in neural activity, demonstrating the potential importance of resonance for the amplification of sensory infor- mation. Left and Center Boxes Average neural tuning curves are shown for all four types of neural recording. In the graph on the left, average neural activity was normalized to peak firing rate and centered on the best frequency (BF), the frequency that drove the greatest increase in mean firing rate. On the right, average neural activity was normalized to peak firing rate and centered on the fundamental resonance frequency (FRF), the frequency that drove the greatest increase in the amplitude of vibrissa motion. Right The quality of neural frequency tuning (Qneural) normalized by the quality of vibrissa frequency tuning (Qvibrissa) for all four neural recording types. As seen in the BF- and FRF-centered average tuning curves, RSUs (red curve) and trigeminal neurons (green) demonstrated more refined tuning than FSUs (blue) and MUA (purple) for both averaging approaches. A consistent difference was observed in the specificity of tuning between recorded cell classes. The excitatory neuron classes in the periphery and SI, trigem- inal neurons and RSUs, showed significantly more precise tuning than the FSUs (Figures 2. The greater precision observed in the frequency tuning of RSU responses parallels the tuning precision observed for other features in SI, as RSUs also tend to have more precise spatial tuning and more precise direction-of- deflection representations. Complex Stimuli We also recorded the neural response in a subset of neurons evoked by natural and complex stimuli. As the speed of sandpaper motion was increased, the relative frequency of vibration of the vibrissa tip was correspondingly increased. Larger vibrissa oscillations were observed when the speed of the wheel combined with the prominent spatial frequencies of the sandpaper to drive the vibrissa at its resonance. In accordance, a greater mean firing rate was also observed in this recording when the vibrissa was driven at its resonance. These stimulus-generated velocities of vibrissa surface interaction are within the physiological range21,56 suggesting that increases in mean firing rate should be observed in the awake behaving animal as they explore textured surfaces. In further experiments in the periphery and SI, we created white noise stimuli that were the sum of all sinusoids from 0–600 Hz, where each sinusoid was calibrated to 80 µm amplitude and randomly phase shifted. These stimuli were then notch filtered by selectively removing frequencies that would have driven vibrissa resonance while compensating for the total power in the stimulus across frequencies. When complex stimuli were applied without notching, a robust vibrissa resonance was observed and correspondingly, a significant increase in the mean firing rate (Figure 2. When the majority of frequencies amplified by vibrissa resonance were removed, resonance was not observed and the mean firing rate was also significantly lower. These examples demonstrate that the neural correlates of vibrissa resonance are observed even when more natural and/or complex stimuli are presented to the vibrissa. SOMATOTOPIC FREQUENCY MAPPING AND ISOFREQUENCY COLUMNS A potentially important consequence of the discovery of vibrissa resonance was the simultaneous discovery of a novel frequency map laid across the somatotopic map of the face. Multi-unit activity was recorded in the trigeminal ganglion while a stimulus wheel covered in 80-grit sandpaper was rolled against the primary vibrissa (see Figure 2. As the wheel velocity increased, so did the vibrissa oscillation velocity (blue line). Vibrissa resonance amplification can be observed in the spike in vibrissa velocity (P(f)*f, top) at a wheel speed of 800 mm/s. Neural activity also showed a spike in mean firing rate at this velocity (green line). Neural activity also demonstrated a thresholded sensitivity to the increasing velocity of vibrissa oscillation at higher frequencies (≥ a wheel speed of 2000 mm/sec; see also Figure 2. Power spectra showing increased velocity of vibrissa motion or increased amplitude of neural activity (bottom) as a function of oscillation frequency and wheel speed. In the top panel, the peak in velocity signal at ~350 Hz (global increase in power) reflects the increased velocity of vibrissa motion generated when the wheel speed drove the pre- dominant spatial frequency present in the texture (shown in the diagonal bands) at the vibrissa resonance (blue box). The increased mean firing rate in the associated neural response is indicated by the vertical band of increased activity observed at a wheel speed of 800 mm/s in the bottom panel. Note also that a peak is present in MUA power spectrum at the vibrissa resonance (~350 Hz), indicating fine temporal fidelity of spiking activity in response to a complex stimulus presentation (see also Figures 2.

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Kuchera Complementary Therapies in Neurology: An Evidence-Based Approach Edited by Barry S. Oken ISBN 1-84214-200-3 Copyright © 2004 by The Parthenon Publishing Group, London INTRODUCTION AND HISTORY The osteopathic profession in the USA consists of approximately 50000 physicians, with more than 60% of the profession made up of primary care practitioners. With the number of osteopathic colleges quadrupling to 20 since 1969, it is the fastest growing health profession in the USA. Osteopathic medicine has been described as an integration of science, philosophy and 2 art. Such emphasis on structure (anatomy) and function (physiology) naturally increases the emphasis on the central role of the neuromusculoskeletal system. Indeed, the early development of osteopathic medical concepts emphasized the role of the nervous system as an integrator of function between 4 the various systems of the body, especially the soma and the viscera. In addition to the more traditional neurology and neurosurgery specialties, the osteopathic profession includes an additional residency program and specialty known as neuromusculoskeletal medicine (until 1998 referred to as osteopathic manipulative medicine, OMM). While osteopathic medicine and surgery are recognized as mainstream practices throughout all 50 of the United States, the profession is perhaps most distinctive in its educational approach and in its expectation that, prior to graduation, its eventual practitioners are all required to study and demonstrate safety and efficacy in applying Complementary therapies in neurology 60 osteopathic principles and practices (OPP) and osteopathic manipulative treatment (OMT). Testing involves written and practical examinations within the individual schools as well as through all three levels of the national board examinations administered by the National Board of Osteopathic Medical Examiners. Some osteopathic specialty boards (including osteopathic family medicine—the largest board) conduct a hands-on practical examination of OMT. Also, a number of states require additional demonstration of safety and efficacy in OMT before granting a license to practice as a physician or surgeon in that state. For this reason this text includes a chapter on osteopathic medicine but will not attempt to describe all facets of the profession. It also comments on the evolution of OMT as a treatment modality and mentions techniques that are commonly used. It focuses on some of the contributions that the osteopathic profession has made to health care generally by maintaining a distinctive philosophy and modality. Finally, this chapter discusses the rationale and outcomes of applying an osteopathic approach that includes OMT as part of the care for patients with varying neurological conditions. Disillusioned when drugs failed to save the lives of several immediate family members during a spinal meningitis epidemic and when a brother became addicted to morphine, Still re-examined the orthodox medicine of his day, found it wanting and began a pathway of study of somatic structure and function.

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