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Unformatted text preview: KIR-an inward current carried by potassium Chloride channels Calcium-dependent-I ClCa Diversity of firing patterns: spontaneous vs silent, rhythmic Spontaneous activity : a general feature of the nervous system-silent neurons; pacemakers (beaters); bursters-tests of spontaneity roles of synaptic inputs roles of endogenous voltage-dependent currents 1 Pacemakers (beaters) additional conductances voltage-in dependent: I Na or non-selective cation voltage-dependent: I KA Bursters - origins of slow waves electrogenic sodium pump; tests voltage-dependent conductances; tests 2...
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- Spring '07