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Bioelectromagnetism : Principles and Applications of Bioelectric and Biomagnetic Fields - Jaakko Malmivuo


Principles and Applications of Bioelectric and Biomagnetic Fields

Hardcover Published: 27th July 1995
ISBN: 9780195058239
Number Of Pages: 512

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This book provides a general view of bioelectromagnetism and describes it as an independent discipline. It begins with an historical account of the many innovations and innovators on whose work the field rests. This is accompanied by a discussion of both the theories and experiments which were contributed to the development of the field. The physiological origin of bioelectric and biomagnetic signal is discussed in detail. The sensitivity in a given measurement situation, the energy distribution in stimulation with the same electrodes, and the measurement of impedance are related and described by the electrode lead field. It is shown that, based on the reciprocity theorem, these are identical and further, that these procedures apply equally well for biomagnetic considerations. The difference between corresponding bioelectric and biomagnetic methods is discussed. The book shows, that all subfields of bioelectromagnetism obey the same basic laws and they are closely tied together through the principle of reciprocity. Thus the book helps the reader to understand the properties of existing bioelectric and biomagnetic measurements and stimulation methods and to design new systems. The book includes about 300 carefully drawn illustrations and 500 references. It can be used as a textbook for third or fourth year university students and as a source of reference.

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1: Introduction Part I: Anatomical and Physiological Basis of Bioelectromagnetism 2: Anatomy and Physiology of Nerve and Muscle Cells 3: Subthreshold Membrane Phenomena 4: Active Behavior of the Membrane 5: The Anatomy and Physiology of the Synapse, Receptor Cells and Brain 6: The Anatomy, Physiology, and Bioelectric Behavior of the Heart Part II: Bioelectric Sources and Conductors and their Modelling 7: Volume Source and Volume Conductor 8: Source-Field Models 9: Biodomain Model of Multicellular Volume Conductors 10: Electronic Neuron Models Part III: Theoretical Methods in Bioelectromagnetism 11: Theoretical Methods for Analyzing Volume Sources and Volume Conductors 12: Theory of Biomagnetic Measurements Part IV: Electric and Magnetic Measurement of the Electric Activity of Neural Tissue 13: Electroencephalography 14: Magnetoencephalography Part V: Electric and Magnetic Measurement of the Electric Activity of the Heart 15: 12-Lead ECG-System 16: Vectorcardiographic Lead Systems 17: Other ECG Lead Systems 18: Distortion Factors in the ECG 19: The Basis of ECG Diagnosis 20: Magnetocardiography Part VI: Electric and Magnetic Stimulation of Neural Tissue 21: Functional Electrical Stimulation 22: Magnetic Stimulation of Neural Tissue Part VII: Electric and Magnetic Stimulation of the Heart 23: Cardiac Pacing 24: Cardiac Defibrillation Part VIII: Measurement of the Intrinsic Electric Properties of Biological Tissues 25: Bioelectric Basis of Impedance Plethysmography 26: Impedance Tomography 27: The Electrodermal Response Part IX: Other Bioelectromagnetic Phenomena 28: The Electrical Signals Originating in the Eye Appendix A: Consistent System of Rectangular and Magnetocardiography Appendix B: The Application of Maxwell's Equations in Bioelectromagnetism

ISBN: 9780195058239
ISBN-10: 0195058232
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 512
Published: 27th July 1995
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 25.81 x 18.54  x 2.77
Weight (kg): 1.0