The effects of ethanol at the concentrations of 88 mM (0.5%) and 165 mM (1%) on single and repetitively elicited sodium action potentials were investigated in frog skeletal muscle fibers. At the concentrations used, although single action potentials remained intact, repetitively generated action potentials elicited with the stimulation frequency of 100 Hz for 2 sec were greatly inhibited. The inhibition of repetitively elicited sodium action potentials was completely reversed at 25 Hz. In conclusion, the results indicate that ethanol inhibits sodium action potentials in a frequency-dependent manner.
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Methods and Findings in Experimental and Clinical Pharmacology|
|Publication status||Published - Oct 2 1995|
- sodium channels
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Pharmacology (medical)