A case with painful tic convulsif is presented. A 77-year-old woman had developed trigeminal neuralgia 12 years before admission and ipsilateral facial spasm 2 years before admission. Upon operation, the superior cerebellar artery was found to impinge upon the entry zone of the fifth nerve. In addition, the anterior inferior and posterior inferior cerebellar arteries were
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to bend along the seventh nerve. Teflon sheets were placed between the nerves and offending arteries. She has been pain-free and spasm-free for the past 18 months. Pathomechanism of the association of the multiple compression syndromes and the treatment are discussed.
Isolated Malpighian tubules of Papilio demodocus, the citrus swallowtail butterfly, were stimulated by biogenic amines as well as by cyclic AMP and the naturally occuring diuretic Hollister Co Canada
hormone. The greatest secretory response was obtained with 5-hydroxytryptamine, and smaller responses with dopamine and noradrenaline, but none of these amines could induce the maximal secretion rates obtained with cyclic AMP and diuretic hormone. Various other biogenic amines, hormones and pharmacological agents, including adrenaline, had no effect on Papilio tubules. The blocking agents cyproheptadine, phentolamine and propranolol did not alter the tubule response to biogenic amines.