Response of Olfactory Bulb Neurons to X-rays as a Function of Nasal Oxygen Concentration

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Science  27 Mar 1970:
Vol. 167, Issue 3926, pp. 1726-1727
DOI: 10.1126/science.167.3926.1726


Responses of single olfactory bulb neurons in rats to x-irradiation of the head were examined during the perfusion through the nasal cavities of gas containing various concentrations of oxygen. Response to x-ray was unchanged with oxygen concentrations of from 100 percent down to about 5 percent. Progressively larger response decrements were observed with oxygen concentrations of 2 percent and less.

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