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Nerve fibre refractory period in patients treated with rubidium and lithium.
  1. R P Betts,
  2. C Paschalis,
  3. J A Jarratt,
  4. F A Jenner

    Abstract

    Nerve fibre refractory period distributions have been measured on the median nerves of six manic-depressive patients controlled with lithium carbonate, three chronic patients (two manic-depressives and one catatonic schizophrenic) controlled with rubidium chloride, and eight normal volunteers. Rubidium prolonged the refractory periods of all nerve fibres while lithium increased only the longer refractory periods.

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