Short Term Effects of External Electric Fields on Electrical Activity of the Pineal Gland in Rats

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The effects of short term exposure (5 minutes) to EEFs at relatively high dosages (10, 25, 39, kV/m) on the electrical activity in rat pineal glands was studied. Daytime and nighttime recordings were taken from an implanted microelectrode in the gland. The data show that (1) both the activity and frequency were enhanced when the animals were exposed to EEFs at 39 kV/m continuously and discontinuously; (2) the later condition yielded a sustained increase (36%) whereas the former a brief (10 sec) increase. This enhancement was statistically significant under both conditions (day and night). The effects observed were thought to ... continued below

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Vu, Hung Quoc May 1996.

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The effects of short term exposure (5 minutes) to EEFs at relatively high dosages (10, 25, 39, kV/m) on the electrical activity in rat pineal glands was studied.
Daytime and nighttime recordings were taken from an implanted microelectrode in the gland. The data show that (1) both the activity and frequency were enhanced when the
animals were exposed to EEFs at 39 kV/m continuously and discontinuously; (2) the later condition yielded a sustained increase (36%) whereas the former a brief (10 sec) increase. This enhancement was statistically significant under both conditions (day and night). The effects observed were thought to be due to membrane alterations either in the pineal gland itself or in the neural inputs to the gland.

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v, 43 leaves : ill.

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Vu, Hung Quoc. Short Term Effects of External Electric Fields on Electrical Activity of the Pineal Gland in Rats, thesis, May 1996; Denton, Texas. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc277728/: accessed November 18, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; .