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[Reflexogenic changes in the spontaneous and evoked activity of the parafascicular neurons in the rat thalamus during electroacupuncture stimulation]
Acute experiments on cats were made to study the electroacupuncture (EAP) effect on neuronal impulse activity in the parafascicular complex (PFC) of the thalamus in response to solitary peripheral nociceptive and non-nociceptive stimuli. EAP stimulation affects the pattern of spontaneous and evoked activity of PFC neurons and forms their new functional status. It is suggested that the analgetic effect is brought about by the changes in neuronal activity in subcortical structures of the brain including the thalamic nuclei which transmit the ascending nociceptive input.