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Some reports have shown that electroconvulsive shock therapy (ECT) is effective for treating refractory neuropathic pain. However, its mechanism of action remains unknown. We have previously shown that electroconvulsive shock (ECS) improved thermal hypersensitivity in chronic constrictive injury (CCI) model rats and simultaneously elevated the neuropeptide Y (NPY) expression in the brain of these rats. In this study, we examined changes in the expression of NPY in the spinal cord of a CCIdoi:10.2220/biomedres.31.287 pmid:21079358 fatcat:6xj4l3bd7zaevnot2levxluo3i