Correlation between ultrastructural and electrophysiological signs of degeneration in optic nerve terminals of the cat's lateral geniculate nucleus
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Morphological and electrophysiological techniques were applied to obtain quantitative data about the degeneration of optic tract synapses in the lateral geniculate nucleus of the cat. The various morphological changes during degeneration are closely correlated to the changes found in the electrophysiology of synaptic signal transmission. The findings can be interpreted by application of the vesicle hypothesis of synaptic transmission.
KeywordsPublic Health Morphological Change Optic Nerve Quantitative Data Synaptic Transmission
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