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Table 1 Summary of characteristics of large (≥100 pA) and small (≤ 100 pA) sEPSCs

From: Ethanol exposure during the third trimester equivalent does not affect GABAA or AMPA receptor-mediated spontaneous synaptic transmission in rat CA3 pyramidal neurons

Parameter Control Ethanol Statistics
Frequency (Hz)
 Large events 0.35 ± 0.04 (n = 6) 0.24 ± 0.05 (n = 6) U = 12; P = 0.14
 Small events 1.35 ± 0.25 (n = 8) 0.96 ± 0.16 (n = 8) t(14) = 1.26; P = 0.22
Amplitude (pA)
 Large events 232.2 ± 14 (n = 8) 255.2 ± 26 (n = 8) t(14) = 0.78;P = 0.44
 Small events 34.6 ± 1.9 (n = 8) 41.5 ± 3.1 (n = 8) t(14) = 1.88; P = 0.08
Rise time (ms)
 Large events 2.08 ± 0.11 (n = 8) 1.86 ± 0.10 (n = 7) t(13) = 1.33; P = 0.2
 Small events 1.5 ± 0.12 (n = 8) 1.47 ± 0.13 (n = 8) t(14) = 0.16; P = 0.86
Half-width (ms)
 Large events 10.08 ± 0.67 (n = 8) 8.9 ± 0.46 (n = 7) t(13) = 1.38; P = 0.18
 Small events 8.76 ± 0.69 (n = 8) 8.3 ± 0.86 (n = 8) t(14) = 0.4; P = 0.69