> Connor and Stevens coined the term A-current, hence the answer might lie
> in the original article. But Hille's comments seem to point to the fact
> that there's no logical explanation for the 'A'!
>> Connor J.A. and Stevens C.F., Voltage clamp studies of a transient outward
> membrane current in gastropod neural somata, J Physiol (Lond) 213 (1971)
> pp. 31-53.
On page 89 of _Neurobiology, 3rd edition_ by GM Shepherd, it says that
Connor and Stevens isolated the A channel from neurons of the sea slug
_Anisodoris_; my guess is that the "A" comes from the slug's name.