, Volume 35, Issue 8, pp 1090–1091 | Cite as

Possible mechanism of rubidium-induced hyperactivity in the rat

  • C. P. Chow
  • H. H. Cornish


This study suggests that replacement of intracellular potassium by rubidium ions might lower the resting membrane potential. Thus rubidium-treated rats were more responsive to depolarizing influences and generated more cyclic AMP in the brainstem and consequently the behavioral changes.


Potassium Membrane Potential Behavioral Change Rubidium Rest Membrane Potential 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • C. P. Chow
    • 1
  • H. H. Cornish
    • 1
  1. 1.Interdepartmental Toxicology ProgramThe University of MichiganAnn ArborUSA

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