neuron energy use

RonBlue rcb5 at MSN.COM
Wed Oct 28 11:33:58 EST 1998


> There are refractory periods, but these are due to 'inactivation' of
>voltage-gated sodium channels (and to some extent, K+ efflux, but that
>supposedly is more significant in the squid axons where this was figured
>out than it is in myelinated human ones), not the neuron running out of
>energy.
>>>>>>
good point.   Also associational reciprocal inhibition can block a firing of
a particular neuron.
Ron Blue







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