TRANSMISSION OF REFLEXES IN THE SPINAL CORD OF CATS DURING DIRECT IRRADIATION WITH MICROWAVES.
The spinal cord of cats was directly exposed to 2450 cw microwave radiation in order to study the effect on reflex response and synaptic function. A small but statistically significant increase in the reflex response was detected in the first series of experiments, which indicates enhancement of the synaptic transmission. However, this effect was not observed in a second series of experiments in which the incident power density was increased from 10 mw/cm**2 to 20mw/cm**2 and a more rigorous experimental design was employed. The slight changes that were observed in the second series could be attributed to small temperature variations during the experiment.