Posttetanic hyperpolarization produced by electrogenic Na(+)-K+ pump in lizard axons impaled near their motor terminals.


1. The hyperpolarization that follows tetanic stimulation was recorded intra-axonally from the internodal region of intramuscular myelinated motor axons. 2. The peak amplitude of the posttetanic hyperpolarization (PTH) that followed stimulation at 20-100 Hz for < or = 35 s increased with increasing train duration, reaching a maximum of 22 mV. PTH decayed… (More)