Edwin Kaplan

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While recording extracellularly from single neurons in the Lateral Geniculate Nucleus (LGN) of cats and monkeys, one often observes, in addition to action potentials, smaller and slower potentials which have been called ‘S Potentials’ (Bishop et al. 1962). Injection of the sodium channel blocker tetrodotoxin (TTX) into the eye of the cat causes spontaneous(More)
A mathematical model was developed to estimate HIV incidence in NSW prisons. Data included: duration of imprisonment; number of inmates using each needle; lower and higher number of shared injections per IDU per week; proportion of IDUs using bleach; efficacy of bleach; HIV prevalence and probability of infection. HIV prevalence in IDUs in prison was(More)
Recent technologic advances make it possible to measure reliably serum or plasma ionized calcium with a high degree of accuracy. In this study, with the use of 16 mongrel dogs, the quantitation of the hemodynamic response to acute changes in ionized calcium was attempted. It was found that normal cardiac function required a normal level of ionized calcium.(More)
The proportions and some of the properties of X and Y cells in lateral geniculate nucleus (LGN) of adult cats were measured 14–16 days after monocular paralysis. The paralysis was produced by sectioning cranial nerves III, IV and VI. No difference from normal was observed in the proportions of X and Y cells either in the A layer driven by the paralyzed eye(More)
Dopamine has been reported to transiently increase parathyroid hormone (PTH) secretion in man; however, the mechanism is unclear. To test the hypothesis that selective dopamine-1 receptor (DA1) stimulation increases PTH secretion, we compared the effects of fenoldopam, a novel selective DA1 receptor agonist, as well as dopamine on serum PTH secretion and(More)
We investigated quantitatively the receptive-field properties of neurons in the lateral geniculate nucleus of Siamese cats. The experimental animals, “Mid-western” Siamese cats, exhibited varied degrees of ocular misalignment. The percentage of Y-cells, which receive projections from the area centralis, was significantly greater in Siamese cats than in(More)
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