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This creates a Differences in the size of the H reflex at equivalent situation where a decrease in reciprocal Ia inhibition levels of EMG activity may be helpful in controlling body sway order 20 mg cialis super active with mastercard smoking weed causes erectile dysfunction. The possibility of an increase in presynaptic inhibi- tion of soleus Ia terminals during gait first emerged from comparisons of the soleus H reflex during Changes in presynaptic inhibition walking and standing at the same level of on-going during gait EMG activity buy discount cialis super active 20mg on-line statistics for erectile dysfunction. Thisdifferencecouldreflectstronger of quadriceps EMG, and this suggests a decrease presynaptic inhibition of soleus Ia terminals during in presynaptic inhibition (Dietz, Faist & Pierrot- walking. This view is further supported by (1987) was also interpreted as increased presynaptic the differential effect on the on-going EMG activi- inhibition. The existence of a presynaptic gating of ties of the quadriceps and triceps surae of Ia exci- group I afferents has also been invoked to explain tation produced by tendon vibration (Verschueren the reduction of cortical somatosensory potentials et al. Vibration applied to the patellar tendon evoked by posterior tibial nerve stimulation during enhances the quadriceps EMG in early stance, while gait (Dietz, Quintern & Berger, 1985). Because the vibration to the Achilles tendon does not modify amplitude of the H reflex was even lower during dif- that of the triceps surae during gait. This differential ficultbeamwalking,itwasarguedthatthepresumed effectofvibration-inducedIaexcitationisconsistent increase in presynaptic inhibition of soleus Ia ter- with a differential control of presynaptic inhibition minals was then stronger (Llewellyn, Yang & Proc- on Ia terminals on the motoneurones of the two hazka, 1990). However, because differences in the muscles: increased for triceps surae motoneurones modulationsoftheEMGandHreflexmayhaveother (see below), but decreased for quadriceps motoneu- causes (cf. At this time the weight of the body is shifted to used to investigate possible changes in presynaptic the leg that is about to begin the stance phase, and a inhibition of Ia terminals during gait. Decreased Changes in D1 and D2 inhibition presynaptic inhibition of Ia terminals provides a safety factor for the quadriceps contraction, and this During the stance phase of gait, D2 and D1 inhibi- mightbeimportantincompensatingfortheuneven- tions are decreased with respect to values obtained ness of the ground. Later during early stance, pre- during voluntary contractions when sitting (Capa- synaptic inhibition of homonymous quadriceps Ia day, Lavoie & Cormeau, 1995;Faist, Dietz & Pierrot- terminals progressively increases, a change that Deseilligny, 1996). Since presynaptic inhibition of could be necessary to allow for the yield of the knee soleus Ia terminals appears likely to be increased 366 Presynaptic inhibition of Ia terminals Femoral-induced facilitation (a) 100 (b) Descending H reflex Sol Q Ia Q MN 50 MN FN Q PTN Ia Soleus 0 0 50 100 Step cycle (%) Fig. Changes in presynaptic inhibition of soleus Ia terminals throughout the step cycle. During gait, soleus (Sol) motoneurones (MN) receive descending excitation, and PAD interneurones (INs) mediating presynaptic inhibition of homonymous and heteronymous Ia afferents projecting to Sol MNs receive descending facilitation. Abscissa, step cycle normalised as a percentage of the duration of one stride from heel strike (0%) to the next heel strike (100%). Modified from Faist, Dietz & Pierrot-Deseilligny (1996), with permission. The parallel modulation volley and/or occlusion at the level of PAD inter- (time course and magnitude) of the soleus H reflex neurones, cf. Changesinfemoral-inducedfacilitationofthesoleus Hreflex have been compared to the modulation of the H reflex during a complete step cycle. As had Functional implications previously been found (Capaday & Stein, 1986), the amplitude of the soleus H reflex was strongly inhib- During the stance phase of gait, contraction of tri- ited throughout the step cycle: it increased progres- ceps surae resists the passive ankle dorsiflexion pro- sively during stance, reaching a maximum at ∼30% duced by extrinsic forces (kinetic force and grav- of the step cycle, where it was still only 80% of ity) and thereby slows the movement. It then decreased abruptly at the triceps surae tension must be overcome by extrinsic end of the stance phase to disappear more or less forces if the body is to be brought forward. The heterony- most of the stance phase, triceps surae undergoes a mousfacilitationhadasimilartimecourse,probably lengthening contraction, known to evoke strong Ia reflecting modulation of the presynaptic inhibition discharges. Increased presynaptic inhibition of the Studies in patients 367 homonymous Ia excitatory feedback, together with stretch reflex. In this respect (i) pre- synaptic inhibition of gastrocnemius-soleus Ia affer- Running ents has been shown to produce a large decrease Increased presynaptic inhibition of soleus Ia in gastrocnemius medialis-induced non-reciprocal terminals group I inhibition of soleus motoneurones (Rossi, Decchi & Ginanneschi, 1999), and (ii) Ia excitation During the stance phase of running the H reflex has canbeopposedbynon-reciprocalgroupIinhibition, been reported to be smaller than during walking especially during strong contractions (Marchand- (Capaday & Stein, 1987), or of the same amplitude Pauvert et al. It is therefore conceivable, when the H reflex amplitude is expressed as a per- though counter-intuitive, that depression of the Ia centage of Mmax, which varies throughout the gait input to interneurones mediating non-reciprocal cycle(Simonsen&Dyhre-Poulsen,1999). Eitherway, group I inhibition is required to maintain the con- given the much higher level of EMG activity during tribution of the soleus stretch reflex to the pushing running, there is evidence for an increase in pre- off of the foot. Studies in patients and clinical implications Functional significance Capaday & Stein (1987) suggested that the increased Methodology presynaptic inhibition would reduce the gain of the stretchreflextominimisethepotentialforinstability The different techniques reviewed on pp.

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Serotonin helps regu- and reuptake of neurotransmitters; postsynaptic receptors late several behaviors that are disturbed in depression buy cialis super active 20mg fast delivery erectile dysfunction how common, such as participate in the transmission of nerve impulses to target tis- mood generic cialis super active 20 mg with mastercard coffee causes erectile dysfunction, sleep, appetite, energy level, and cognitive and psycho- sues. It seems apparent that long-term administration of anti- motor functions. Researchers identified changes in norepinephrine and acetylcholine) are probably more important etiologic factors serotonin receptors with chronic antidepressant drug therapy. For ex- Studies demonstrated that chronic drug administration (ie, in- ample, animal studies indicate that serotonin is required for creased neurotransmitter in the synapse for several weeks) re- optimal functioning of the neurons that produce norepineph- sults in fewer receptors on the postsynaptic membrane. All known Neuroendocrine Factors treatments for depression lead to the down-regulation of beta receptors and occur in the same period as the behavioral In addition to monoamine neurotransmission systems, re- changes associated with antidepressant drug therapy. A major non-monoamine is corticotropin re- these receptors are stimulated, they inhibit the release of nor- leasing factor, or hormone (CRF or CRH), whose secretion epinephrine. There is evidence that alpha2 receptors are also is increased in depression. CRF-secreting neurons are wide- down-regulated by antidepressant drugs, thus allowing in- spread in the CNS, and CRF apparently functions as a neuro- CHAPTER 10 DRUGS FOR MOOD DISORDERS: ANTIDEPRESSANTS AND MOOD STABILIZERS 165 transmitter and mediator of the endocrine, autonomic, immune, stimulate the CNS can cause manic and hypomanic behaviors and behavioral responses to stress as well as a releasing that are easily confused with schizophreniform psychoses. Hypothalamic CRF is part of the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis, which becomes hyperactive in depression. As a result, there is increased se- ANTIDEPRESSANT DRUGS cretion of CRF by the hypothalamus, adrenocortiocotropic hormone (ACTH) by the anterior pituitary, and cortisol by Drugs used in the pharmacologic management of depressive the adrenal cortex. The increased cortisol (part of the nor- disorders are derived from several chemical groups. Older mal physiologic response to stress) is thought to decrease antidepressants include the tricyclic antidepressants (TCAs) the numbers or sensitivity of cortisol receptors (down- and the monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAOIs). This view is supported drugs include the selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors by animal studies indicating that antidepressant drugs re- (SSRIs) and several individual drugs that differ from TCAs, store the ability of cortisol receptors to bind with cortisol. General characteristics of antidepres- This alteration of cortisol receptors takes about two weeks, sants include the following: the approximate time interval required for the drugs to im- • All are effective in relieving depression, but they differ prove symptoms of depression. Secretion of both hypothala- • All must be taken for 2 to 4 weeks before depressive mic and extrahypothalamic CRF apparently returns to nor- symptoms improve. Many antidepressants and other drugs are me- Additional Factors tabolized by the 2D6 or 3A4 subgroup of the enzymes. Additional factors thought to play a role in the etiology of Thus, antidepressants may interact with each other and depression include the immune system, genetic factors, and with a wide variety of drugs that are normally metabo- environmental factors. Immune cells (eg, T lymphocytes and B lymphocytes) produce cytokines (eg, interleukins, interferons, and tumor necrosis factor), which affect neurotransmission. Possible Mechanisms of Action mechanisms of cytokine-induced depression include in- creased CRF and activation of the HPA axis, alteration of Although their actions are still being studied in relation to monoamine neurotransmitters in several areas of the brain, newer information about brain function and the etiology of or cytokines functioning as neurotransmitters and exerting mood disorders, antidepressant drugs apparently normalize direct effects on brain function. Changes endings, the molecules that are not bound to receptors are nor- have been identified in CRF, the HPA axis, and the noradren- mally inactivated by reuptake into the presynaptic nerve fibers ergic neurotransmission system, all of which are activated as that released them or metabolized by monoamine oxidase part of the stress response. Most antidepressants prevent the reuptake of multiple a hypersensitive or exaggerated response to later stressful neurotransmitters; SSRIs selectively inhibit the reuptake of events, including mild stress or daily life events. MAOIs prevent the metabolism of neurotransmitter have involved early life trauma such as physical or sexual molecules. With chronic drug administration, receptors adapt to the presence of increased neurotransmitter by decreasing their Bipolar Disorder number or sensitivity to the neurotransmitter. More specif- Like depression, mania and hypomania may result from ab- ically, norepinephrine receptors, especially postsynaptic normal functioning of neurotransmitters or receptors, such as beta receptors and presynaptic alpha2 receptors, are down- a relative excess of excitatory neurotransmitters (eg, norepi- regulated. The serotonin2 receptor, a postsynaptic receptor, nephrine) or a relative deficiency of inhibitory neurotrans- and cortisol (glucocorticoid) receptors may also be down- mitters (eg, gamma-aminobutyric acid [GABA]). They are well absorbed after oral administration, some of the drugs act more selectively on one neurotrans- but first-pass metabolism by the liver results in blood level mission system than another initially, this selectivity seems variations of 10- to 30-fold among people given identical to be lost with chronic administration. Once absorbed, these drugs are widely distributed in With lithium, the exact mechanism of action is unknown.

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