Accession Number : AD0637033
Title : ON THE PROPAGATION OF THE NERVOUS IMPULSE DOWN MEDULLATED AND UNMEDULLATED FIBERS.
Corporate Author : RESEARCH LAB OF ELECTRONICS MASS INST OF TECH CAMBRIDGE
Personal Author(s) : Pickard,William F.
Report Date : 26 MAY 1965
Pagination or Media Count : 17
Abstract : The medullated fiber is represented by a distributed active circuit and an expression involving theseveral ionic conductances is obtained for the voltage variation at a node; an heuristic argument is offered to show that this voltage cannot in general be described by an ordinary, linear, second-order differential equation even if the ionic conductances are specifically known as functions of time. It is also shown that the conduction velocity of a class of unmyelinated fibers can be approximated by a simple algebraic function of the fibers' parameters. (Author)
Descriptors : (*NERVE IMPULSES, *NERVE FIBERS), IONIC CURRENT, CIRCUITS, VOLTAGE, DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS, FUNCTIONS(MATHEMATICS)
Subject Categories : Anatomy and Physiology
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE