Excitotoxic insults to the optic nerve alter visual evoked potentials.

  title={Excitotoxic insults to the optic nerve alter visual evoked potentials.},
  author={Alejandra Mancilla Soto and Alberto Lu{\'i}s P{\'e}rez-Samart{\'i}n and Estibaliz Etxebarria and Carlos Matute},
  volume={123 2},
Excitotoxic oligodendroglial death is one of the mechanisms which has been proposed to underlie demyelinating diseases of the CNS. We describe here functional consequences of excitotoxic lesions to the rabbit optic nerve by studying the visual evoked potentials (VEPs) measured in the visual cortex. Nerves were slowly infused with the excitotoxin kainate a subcutaneously implanted osmotic pump which delivered the toxin through a cannula onto the optic nerve. Records of VEPs were obtained before… CONTINUE READING
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