periaqueductal


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periaqueductal

(pĕr′ē-ăk′wĭ-dŭk′təl)
adj.
Situated around the aqueduct of the brain: the periaqueductal gray matter.
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The FEAR system involves central regions of the amygdala, anterior and medial regions of the hypothalamus, and dorsal regions of the periaqueductal gray.
Typically, MRI scan results are symmetrical lesions in the mammillary bodies, thalami, tectal plate, and periaqueductal area which showed increased T2 signal in these sites.
Regarding mechanism, it is believed that the somatic (as opposed to the drug craving) symptoms of opiate withdrawal in the adult arise from areas of the brainstem called the locus coeruleus and periaqueductal gray, which express opiate receptors.
periaqueductal gray matter), mammillary bodies, and tissue surrounding the third ventricle (3) (Lenz et al.
The CRH and its receptors are found in many regions involved in anxiety and depression disorders (PFC, cingulate, insular, amygdala, HC and periaqueductal gray matter).
Chronic running wheel activity attenuates the antinociceptive actions of morphine and morphine-6-glucouronide administration into the periaqueductal gray in rats.
The neural signals generated by the bladder and urethra are transmitted to midbrain periaqueductal gray substance through the spinal cord, then projected to the pontine micturition center and the cerebrum (13).
Additionally, in the assessment by immunofluorescence for Fos protein on animal brains, we demonstrated that there was an increase of Fos protein expression, when compared to control, in the ventrolateral area of periaqueductal gray (PAG) (p <0.
A down-regulation of preprodynorphin (PPD) mRNA level in the spinal cord, periaqueductal grey matter and the hypothalamus was observed after injection of morphine, and reversed by multiple sessions of EA.
The TCC also has reciprocal connections with other parts of the brainstem, including the ventromedial medulla (VMM) and the ventrolateral periaqueductal gray (VLPAG), and hypothalamic areas.