Effects of pressure on fast axoplasmic flow. An in vitro study in the vagus nerve of rabbits.

By using a radially directed stream of fluid it is possible to compress a section of a nerve in vitro by known pressures without interrupting the supply of oxygen and nutrients to the nerve. Motor neurons of the vagus nerves of rabbits labelled with 3H-leucine were used at room temperature. When a nerve was subjected to 20 mmHg pressure fast axoplasmic flow… CONTINUE READING