Possible involvement of undissociated acid molecules in the acid response of the chorda tympani nerve of the rat.

@article{Ogiso2000PossibleIO,
  title={Possible involvement of undissociated acid molecules in the acid response of the chorda tympani nerve of the rat.},
  author={K Ogiso and Yasuhiko Shimizu and Kikuko Watanabe and Keiichi Tonosaki},
  journal={Journal of neurophysiology},
  year={2000},
  volume={83 5},
  pages={2776-9}
}
To test whether undissociated acid is capable of exciting the chorda tympani nerves in rats, we have used buffered acid solutions as taste stimuli. These solutions were prepared by adding alkali to weak acids, such as acetic acid, so that the proportion of undissociated and dissociated acids was varied whereas keeping the total acid concentration constant. When acetic acid solutions, adjusted to wide ranges of pH by NaOH, were applied to the tongue, the response magnitude of the chorda tympani… CONTINUE READING

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