Spontaneous Subthreshold Activity at Motor Nerve Endings

  • Fatt P
  • Katz B
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The present study arose from the chance observation that end-plates of resting muscle fibres are the seat of spontaneous electric discharges which have the character of miniature end-plate potentials. The occurrence of spontaneous subthreshold activity at an apparently normal synapse is of some general interest, and a full description will be given here of observations which have been briefly reported elsewhere (Fatt & Katz, 1950a).

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  • P Fatt

  • B Katz

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