Mechanism of Fibrillation Potentials in Denervated Mammalian Skeletal Muscle

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Science  23 Dec 1960:
Vol. 132, Issue 3443, pp. 1889-1890
DOI: 10.1126/science.132.3443.1889


This report concerns the origin and mechanism of fibrillation potentials. It is proposed that these potentials do not necessarily arise from degenerated endplate organs. The precursor is the rhythmic oscillations of the membrane potential. This mechanism may also occur in the case of epileptic discharges from epileptic cells in the cerebral cortex.