Velocity of action potential in leg nerve isolated axons at 21°C

Range 3 to 4 m/s
Organism Crab Carcinus
Reference Bullock TH, Horridge GA (1965). Structure and Function in the Nervous Systems of Invertebrates. San Francisco: W. H. Freeman vol I p.137 table 3.2
Method Most determinations were made with intracellular electrodes
Comments Axon diameter is 30µm. Values given have usually been measured with very little saline shunt and would be appreciably higher-up to 50%-in sea water or in the animal.
Entered by Uri M
ID 108962