Effect of an Electromagnetic Field on the Sciatic Nerve of the Rat

  • C. Romero-Sierra
  • Susan Halter
  • J. A. Tanner


In our present program interest is centred on the effect of electromagnetic fields on nervous tissue. Hersey, Frey and others (1,2,3) have reported functional changes in biological organisms when exposed to an electromagnetic field in the VHF, UHF and SHF ranges. There is little in the literature on the structural changes produced by such radiation (4,5). We have previously beer concerned with the SHF (microwave) range (6,7); this paper deals with effects of a VHF (27 MHz) field on the exposed peripheral nerves of rats.


Sciatic Nerve Schwann Cell Biological Organism Peripheral Nervous Tissue Lead Hydroxide 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1971

Authors and Affiliations

  • C. Romero-Sierra
    • 1
  • Susan Halter
    • 1
  • J. A. Tanner
    • 2
  1. 1.Dept. AnatomyQueen’s UniversityKingstonCanada
  2. 2.Control Systems LaboratoryNational Research CouncilOttawaCanada

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