B B Shrivastav

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The amplitude of post-synaptic potentials at an identified synapse in the Aplysia central nervous system can be modulated by the application of hydrostatic pressure. Postsynaptically controlled functions, including responses to acetylcholine and the time course of decay of the synaptic responses, remain unaffected by compression. In contrast, frequency(More)
Autoactive neurons in the central nervous system of Helix and Aplysia were studied after exposure to several volatile anesthetics and under compression by mineral oil. Voltage clamp studies reveal that halothane will eliminate the slow inward current that underlies oscillatory activity in burster neurons, while high pressure shifts the negative resistance(More)
The node of action of ketamine on the nerve membrane has been studied in intact and internally perfused squid giant axons at 10-12 degrees C. Voltage clamp techniques have been employed to measure the maximal values of peak transient and steady-state conductances as an index of activity and to measure the apparent reversal potential for peak transient(More)
The active form of ketamine has been studied with internally perfused squid qiant axons. The drug was applied internally, and decreases in peak transient and steady-state conductances as measured by voltage clamp technique were taken as an index of activity. When the total internal ketamine concentration was maintained constant, the suppression peak(More)
The mode of action of trichloroethylene on electrical properties of squid giant axons has been studied by means of voltage clamp techniques. Trichloroethylene decreased the resting membrane potential in a manner dependent upon the concentration, the depolarization by 50% saturated trichloroethylene attaining 28.4 and 32.7% of the initial value at 20 and 10(More)
The effects of halothane and hydrostatic compression have been studied on the voltage-dependent sodium conductances in the squid giant axon. Compression to 150 atmospheres reduced the time course of both the activation and inactivation phases of the sodium current, reduced the amplitude of the peak inward current, and shifted the sodium reversal potential(More)
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