A note on the interaction of spontaneous and evoked release at the frog neuromuscular junction

Ellen F. Barrett, J. N. Barrett, A. R. Martin, R. Rahamimoff

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The interaction between spontaneous miniature end plate potentials and evoked end plate potentials was investigated at the frog neuromusclular junction using focal extracellular recording techniques. End plate potentials evoked immediately after a spontaneous miniature potential were facilitated by up to 20%. The percentage facilitation was negatively correlated with the average quantal content of the end plate potential.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)453-463
Number of pages11
JournalThe Journal of Physiology
Issue number2
StatePublished - Mar 1 1974
Externally publishedYes


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  • Physiology

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