There are simplifications and oversimplifications. Neur-sci at net.bio.net
is not the forum for oversimlifications.
At 2:33 PM +0000 10/19/97, Richard Norman wrote:
>In article <email@example.com>, rhall at uvi.edu says...
>>>>You seem to be mixing models.
>>>>Action potentials are considered an all or none phenomena, but the release
>>of neurotransmitter is certainly a graded reponse. The only function of
>>action potentials is to drive axonal currents (Iaxon) which ultimately
>>depolarize the axon terminals leading to a graded release of
>>neurotransmitter. There are several models describing graded release on NT
>>but all share several common features:
>>> <.... major snipping ...>
>>All this is very interesting, but the original poster said:
> "I am in need of some basic information on the way nerves transmit
> and receive information"
>and obviously was unfamiliar with basic neurophysiology.
>>An introductory and oversimplified explanation is certainly appropriate
>for this situation. The truth (whatever that is) is always a bit more
Comparative Animal Physiologist
Division of Sciences and Mathematics
University of the Virgin Islands
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