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The Biophysical Basis of Excitability - H. G. Ferreira

The Biophysical Basis of Excitability

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Published: 17th November 2004
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A sound knowledge of biology, mathematics, physics and chemistry in needed to understand how excitable cells function and the many basic concepts involved in acquiring this knowledge are described from first principles in this book. As these principles equally apply to other biological fields such as the study of membrane transport, artificial membranes, signal capturing, analysis in biological systems and general applications of mathematics and physics to biology, they are of general interest. An important feature of the book is the appendices, in which mathematical functions are derived, and which ensure the usefulness of the volume as a reference manual.

Acknowledgements
Definitions, abbreviations and conventions
Introduction and overview
Ions in solution
Diffusion in free solution
Diffusion within a membrane
Membranes, channels, carriers and pumps
Membrane equivalent circuits
Voltage-sensitive channels: the membrane action potential
The propagated action potential
Synaptic potentials
Membrane noise
Appendices
Suggested further reading
Index
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ISBN: 9780521301510
ISBN-10: 0521301513
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 512
Published: 17th November 2004
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.8 x 15.2  x 2.9
Weight (kg): 0.89