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The influence of intravenous injection of lidocaine on optokinetic nystagmus in rabbits

  • O. Tokunaga


The effects of lidocaine in doses of 2.0–6.0 mg/kg with intravenous injection on optokinetic nystagmus were observed in 21 rabbits. No effect of lidocaine was obtained on the frequency of OKN. On the other hand, the amplitude of OKN in lidocaine groups decreased after the injection. The mode and place of the action of lidocaine on OKN were discussed.

Key words

Lidocaine Optokinetic nystagmus 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • O. Tokunaga
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Faculty of MedicineKyushu UniversityFukuokaJapan
  2. 2.Hals-Nasen-Ohren-Klinik der Medizinischen HochschuleHannoverFederal Republic of Germany

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