Impulse generation properties of abducens motoneurons

  title={Impulse generation properties of abducens motoneurons},
  author={Ronald S. Remmel and Richard T. Marrocco},
  journal={Vision Research},
The impulse patterns of oculomotor neurons during eye movements have now been characterized. But the contribution of the properties of the motoneuron’s membrane to the generation of those patterns is only vaguely understood. To elucidate this matter, we injected depolarizing currents into cat abducens motoneurons and measured the input current-output frequency relationship. The data indicate that motoneurons fire tonically and linearly to injected current, with some adaptation. These properties… CONTINUE READING