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March 1971

Cochlear Potentials of Scorbutic Guinea Pigs

Author Affiliations

Portland, Ore
From the Department of Otolaryngology, University of Oregon Medical School, Portland.

Arch Otolaryngol. 1971;93(3):292-296. doi:10.1001/archotol.1971.00770060430012

The induction of scurvy in guinea pigs results in a reversible decrease in the alternating current cochlear potential. Both the sensitivity and intensity function are affected. There is considerable variation in the effect and it appears that there may be a continuum of responses. No histologic damage was found that would easily explain the effects.