Single nerve fibers were isolated from the nerve innervating the sartorius or semitendinosus muscle of the toad (Bufo marinus). Single nerve fiber responses were recorded with three arrangements of the "bridge insulator" method. During stimulation at 50 to 150 pulses per second for 20 to 140 minutes the spike duration was progressively increased. After tetanization the spike duration usually continued to increase at a more rapid rate. Within 5 to 60 minutes further prolongation stopped and within 1 to 10 hours the spike duration was normal. The duration of the response of tetanized fibers was from 2.5 to more than 10 times the spike duration of untetanized fibers. Prolongation was observed in nerve fibers isolated from nerves tetanized in vivo.

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