Table 1

Resting membrane potential (means ± S.E.) in smooth muscle cells of denervated and decentralized vasa deferentia1-a

D PostopDays Postoperative
24712–17
Control1-b −58.7  ± 0.9 (28,7)1-c
Denervated1-b −48.2  ± 1.3 (20,7)
Difference10.5 mV**
Control1-b −59.2  ± 2.4 (9,5)−59.6  ± 1.7 (14,4)−63.2  ± 2.0 (24,13)−59.6 ± 1.5 (24,6)
Decentralized1-b −59.9  ± 2.4 (11,5)−51.7  ± 1.7 (18,4)−54.7  ± 1.5 (29,13)−50.6 ± 1.1 (29,6)
Difference0.7 mV7.9 mV1-150 8.5 mV** 9.0 mV**
  • 1-a Data taken from Fleming and Westfall (1975).

  • 1-b All comparisons were made in paired vasa deferentia, one side operated, the other control.

  • 1-c Numbers in parenthesis represent number of cells, number of vasa deferentia.

  • 1-150p < .01; ** p < .001.