Accession Number : AD0693039

Title :   ROD AND CONE CONTRIBUTIONS TO S-POTENTIALS FROM CAT RETINA.

Descriptive Note : Joint rept.,

Corporate Author : NAVAL AEROSPACE MEDICAL INST PENSACOLA FLA

Personal Author(s) : Steinberg,Roy H.

Report Date : 02 JUN 1969

Pagination or Media Count : 19

Abstract : The problem of whether the rods contribute to S-potentials was studied in the intact eye of the cat. S-potentials from luminosity units (L-units) were evoked by small spots of relatively monochromatic light in dark- and light-adapted retinae. The spectral sensitivity curve for dark-adapted S-potentials had its maximum at 500 nm, and the form of dark-adapted responses also suggested that rods were excited. The spectral sensitivity curve for light-adapted S-potentials had its maximum at 560 nm, and response latencies even at threshold were much faster than in dark adaptation. Individual S-potentials exhibited Purkinje shifts. It is concluded that rhodopsin rods contribute to S-potentials (L-type) in the cat and that cones contribute to the same responses. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*RETINA, RESPONSE(BIOLOGY)), NERVE IMPULSES, ELECTROPHYSIOLOGY, CATS, LIGHT, ADAPTATION(PHYSIOLOGY), VISION, COLOR VISION, INTENSITY, VOLTAGE

Subject Categories : Anatomy and Physiology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE