Actions of neurotransmitters on pontine medical reticular formation neurons of the cat.

@article{Greene1985ActionsON,
  title={Actions of neurotransmitters on pontine medical reticular formation neurons of the cat.},
  author={Robert W Greene and D. E. O. S. Carpenter},
  journal={Journal of neurophysiology},
  year={1985},
  volume={54 3},
  pages={520-31}
}
The actions of several neurotransmitters were determined on 43 antidromically identified reticulospinal neurons and 72 unidentified neurons in the paraabducens reticular formation of the anesthetized cat. All neurons were excited by glutamate and aspartate, both of which caused brief, high-frequency responses. In 80% of the reticulospinal neurons glutamate was more potent than aspartate, whereas in 61% of the unidentified neurons aspartate was more potent. Glutamate responses were reversibly… CONTINUE READING