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Separation of Transducer and Impulse-Generating Processes in Sensory Receptors

Science
29 Nov 1963
Vol 142, Issue 3596
pp. 1180-1181

Abstract

New evidence is presented that spike and transducer processes in sensory receptors are independent events; impulse activity in the crustacean stretch receptor neuron and the mammalian pacinian corpuscle was selectively blocked by a compound (tetrodotoxin) without affecting any of the parameters of the generator potential.

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Volume 142 | Issue 3596
29 November 1963

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W. R. Loewenstein
Department of Physiology, College of Physicians and Surgeons, Columbia University, New York
C. A. Terzuolo
Department of Physiology, Medical School, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
Y. Washizu
Department of Physiology, Medical School, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis

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