Transecting the gustatory branches of the facial nerve impairs NH(4)Cl vs. KCl discrimination in rats.

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Ammonium and potassium chloride share a common taste quality and an amiloride-insensitive route of transduction. An amiloride-sensitive pathway might also be partially activated by these salts, although very few studies have reported effects of amiloride on nonsodium salt perception. This experiment was designed to determine 1) whether rats could… (More)

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@article{Geran2002TransectingTG, title={Transecting the gustatory branches of the facial nerve impairs NH(4)Cl vs. KCl discrimination in rats.}, author={Laura C. Geran and Mircea Garcea and Alan C. Spector}, journal={American journal of physiology. Regulatory, integrative and comparative physiology}, year={2002}, volume={283 3}, pages={R739-47} }