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Fiziologichnyi Zhurnal

is a scientific journal issued by the

Bogomoletz Institute of Physiology
National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine

Editor-in-chief: V.F. Sagach

The journal was founded in 1955 as
1955 – 1977 "Fiziolohichnyi zhurnal" (ISSN 0015 – 3311)
1978 – 1993 "Fiziologicheskii zhurnal" (ISSN 0201 – 8489)
1994 – 2016 "Fiziolohichnyi zhurnal" (ISSN 0201 – 8489)
2017 – "Fiziolohichnyi zhurnal" (ISSN 2522-9028)

Fiziol. Zh. 2009; 55(1): 57-60

Mechanism of antiseizure effect of isoflurane in the immature rat hippocampus

E.V. Isaeva

    O.O.Bogomoletz Institute of Physiology National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, Kyiv, Ukraine


The volatile anesthetic isoflurane is often used in children in the management of refractory status epilepticus. However the mechanism of anticonvulsant action of isoflurane during early brain development is not clear. In this study we explore the role of excitatory and inhibitory conductances in antiseizure effect of isoflurane using combination of whole-cell patch-clamp and extracellular field potential recording techniques on two models of epilepsy in a hippocampal slice preparation from immature rat. Our data demonstrated that decreasing of excitatory sy-naptic transmission does not account for antiseizure effect of this volatile anesthetic agent. Isoflurane decreases the synchro­nization of neuronal activity mainly through the enhancing of GABAergic inhibition by influencing both phasic and tonic chloride conductances.

Keywords: isoflurane


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