Heat production non-myelinated nerves.

  • J. V. Howarth
  • Published 1975 in
    Philosophical transactions of the Royal Society…


Experiments with the C fibres of the rabbit vagus nerve have established that heat is evolved during the depolarizing phase of the action potential and is absorbed during the repolarizing phase. Subsequent studies using the pike olfactory nerve indicate that the heat production begins at a high rate very early in the depolarizing phase and is completed in… (More)


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