Ethanol blocks tetanic and calcium-induced long-term potentiation in the hippocampal slice.


Long-term potentiation (LTP) of the CA1 population spike in the hippocampal slice was produced by a tetanic stimulus in the stratum radiatum or by doubling the calcium concentration in the medium to 4 mM for 10 min. Ethanol (0.1 M) antagonized both tetanic- and ethanol-induced LTP. Since the hippocampus is known to be involved with memory, and ethanol… (More)