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Low threshold calcium spikes in medial vestibular nuclei neurones in vitro: a role in the generation of the vestibular nystagmus quick phase in vivo?
|Published in||Experimental Brain Research. 1990, vol. 82, no. 1, p. 187-190|
|Abstract||Intracellular recordings were obtained from medial vestibular nuclei neurones in guinea-pig brainstem slices. A subpopulation of neurones in this nucleus was found to have burst firing properties. Using ionic channel blockers the underlying mechanism was shown to be a low threshold calcium spike. It is speculated that this property could be implicated in the generation of the quick phase of the vestibular nystagmus in the behaving guinea-pig.|
|Keywords||Action Potentials/physiology — Animals — Brain Stem/cytology/physiology — Calcium/ physiology — Calcium Channel Blockers/pharmacology — Cerebellum/cytology/physiology — Guinea Pigs — Neurons/drug effects/ physiology — Nystagmus, Physiologic/ physiology — Ocular Physiological Phenomena — Reflex/physiology — Tetrodotoxin/pharmacology — Thalamus/cytology/physiology — Vestibular Nuclei/cytology/ physiology|