Electroretinogram in Response to X-ray Stimulation

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Science  03 Mar 1961:
Vol. 133, Issue 3453, pp. 642-644
DOI: 10.1126/science.133.3453.642


The retina of the grass frog, Rana pipiens, responds to flashes of highintensity x-rays and produces an electroretinogram indistinguishable in form from the electroretinogram produced in response to light stimulation at low and intermediate intensities. At higher intensities the form changes and, for maximal responses, the electroretinogram in response to x-rays shows a lower amplitude and a longer latent period than that in response to light. The prolonged latent period indicates additional intermediate reactions for the x-rays response.