Origin of Synaptic Noise

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Science  21 Jul 1967:
Vol. 157, Issue 3786, pp. 330-331
DOI: 10.1126/science.157.3786.330


The poison from puffer fish, tetrodotoxin, was applied to the kitten spinal cord. This application greatly reduced the synaptic noise recorded from lumbar motoneurons. The noise is largely evoked by nerve impulses.