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By Edward Shorter

Publish yr note: First released in 1991

The first booklet to place the actual signs of tension of their old and cultural context.

This attention-grabbing heritage of psychosomatic issues indicates how sufferers during the centuries have produced indicators in tandem with the cultural shifts of the bigger society.

Newly popularized ailments corresponding to "chronic fatigue syndrome" and "total allergic reaction syndrome" are just the latest examples of sufferers complaining of diseases that categorical the truths in regards to the tradition within which they dwell.

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L. Simpson and R. C. S. 2 Photomicrographs show the overlapping distribution of DBH (A) and Gal (B) within cells of rat LC. The preponderance of Gal expression in the dorsal aspect of the nucleus is revealed by antirabbit IgG conjugated to Cy-3 (B), while the nuclear boundaries of the LC are defined by Cy-2 conjugated to antimouse IgG (A). Note that transmitter co-localization is depicted in C, D, and E (image overlay) by solid arrows pointing to representative double-labeled neurons. 21 Neurochemical anatomy of the locus coeruleus Chan74 confirm the ENK innervation of LC and reinforce the notion that LC lacks enkephalinergic perikarya.

Serotonergic inputs The origin of the serotonergic projection to the LC, first demonstrated by Pickel156 in 1977, has been investigated using retrograde tracer injections and 5-HT immunohistochemical techniques. 157 reported the presence of double-labeled cells in the nucleus raphe magnus. Although dual labeling was observed after similar injections of the peri-LC, serotonergic projection neurons were detected in the dorsal and median raphe nuclei. ,158 however, suggested the involvement of the rostromedial PGi, PrH, and the ventromedial rostral border of the LC.

It was further noted that large, rostrally located neurons had a propensity for labeling after hypothalamic tracer injections, while fusiform cells were identified in association with regions of the cortex and hippocampus. Large, multipolar cells in the ventral LC were found to innervate the spinal cord and cerebellum. Given the broad projections of the LC, several studies were undertaken to examine the extent to which individual neurons provide axon collaterals to different brain regions. In these investigations, relative proportions of double labeling were assessed as a means of determining the propensity for neurons to innervate more than one structure.

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