Fat-Holding Pigment #3
According to Paul Bragg (1895-1976) …
“Nerve Depression means the shutting off of the nerve flow from the reservoirs, just as you would stop the water flow in a garden hose by stepping on it.”
David H. Dolley & Frances V. Guthrie (“The Pigmentation of Nerve Cells,” The Journal of Medical Research, Sept. 1918) wrote …
“Pigment is not a natural constituent of the cells of any region of the central nervous system or of the Gasserian [trigeminal], spinal, vagus and superior cervical ganglia of the rabbit and dog.
“Pigment is not a product of normal or hypernormal functional [nerve] activity.
“A melanotic pigment is produced by functional [nerve] depression or some duration in any or all cells of the rabbit and dog.
“The genesis of pigment in these animals under all conditions, physiological, morbid and senile, is referable solely to [nerve] depression. While pigment is characteristic of senility, it is because, in the duality of senility, senility of [nerve] function and senility of [nerve] depression, the factor of [nerve] depression is almost inevitable in an organism. Pigment is absent in pure experimental senility of [nerve] function.”
According to the same source …
“The deposition of fat, in addition to the glycogen and albuminous material previously determined, is a phenomenon of depression of the nerve cell. In common with the glycogen, the fat is probably the result of infiltration.”
When it comes to the firing or non-firing of nerves, according to Merry Prankster Ken Kesey (1935-2001) …
“I’d rather be a lightning rod than a seismograph.”