Étude in vivo du "burst-suppression"

Authors: Ferron, Judy-Fay
Advisor: Amzica, Florin
Abstract: This study summarizes some concepts about general anesthesia, details the mechanisms of action of the volatile anesthetic isoflurane and describes the phenomenon of burst-suppression. It aims at understanding the impact of isoflurane, under doses sufficient to induce burst-suppression, on inhibition in the thalamo-cortical network. We performed intracellular recordings of cortical neurons in vivo and local field potentials under different doses of anesthesia in cats. Additionally, we applied drugs in iontophoresis in the perisynaptic space of the recorded neurons and we stimulated thalamic nuclei projecting to the areas where recordings were performed. We suggest that isoflurane diminishes the cortical inhibition, by an increase of the glutamate uptake by glial cells leading to a diminished activation of cortical interneurons.
Document Type: Mémoire de maîtrise
Issue Date: 2009
Open Access Date: 16 April 2018
Permalink: http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11794/21020
Grantor: Université Laval
Collection:Thèses et mémoires

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