Neurosecretory Cell: Capable of Conducting Impulse in Rats

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Science  11 Nov 1966:
Vol. 154, Issue 3750, pp. 778-779
DOI: 10.1126/science.154.3750.778


Electriic vtinulation of the rat neurohypophlysis in Situ evoked the unit action potentials. in the supraoptic nucleus. Compound and unit action potentials. were recorded from the isolated neurohypophysis stimulation. The applicaition of solutions high in potassium or devoid of sodium made the neurohypophysis inexcitable. Mammalian neurosecretsecretory cells have the neuronal properties generation and conduction of action potentials.