The contribution of local blood flow to the rapid clearance of potassium from the cortical extracellular space.


Journal Article

The transport of potassium to the blood stream following stimulation of the cortex in cats is evaluated by means of a potassium sensitive microelectrode technique. Potassium levels are measured in cortical veins, the sagittal sinus and the extracellular space during and after both pharmacological and electrical stimulation of the cortex. It is concluded that the potassium transport to the blood stream is not a significant factor in the rapid clearance of potassium from the extracellular space following stimulation.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Mutsuga, N; Schuette, WH; Lewis, DV

Published Date

  • November 12, 1976

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 116 / 3

Start / End Page

  • 431 - 436

PubMed ID

  • 974786

Pubmed Central ID

  • 974786

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0006-8993

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/0006-8993(76)90491-1


  • eng

Conference Location

  • Netherlands