Bulletin of Experimental Biology and Medicine

, Volume 44, Issue 6, pp 1434–1438 | Cite as

The effect of acetylcholine on the resting current of a nerve

  • R. I. Bekker


It was established in experiments on Rana temporaria that acetylcholine has no effect on the demarcational potentials of the nerve, immersed in Ringer solution. Acetylcholine in 10−4, 10−3 concentrations acts on the nerve immersed in glucose solution and causes the change of demarcational potentials. Development of either electronegativity or electropositivity takes place in these conditions. The effect of acetylcholine depends on the duration of immersion of the nerve in the glucose solution. The longer it is soaked in this solution—the more the absolute value of electropositivity and the less the number of cases with electronegative effect. Electronegative effect produced by acetylcholine is the inherent property of the live nerve.


Public Health Glucose Acetylcholine Glucose Solution Ringer Solution 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • R. I. Bekker
    • 1
  1. 1.Novozybkovsky Pedagogical InstituteNovozybkovskyUSSR

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