Accession Number : AD0712499

Title :   A SINGULAR PERTURBATION ANALYSIS OF INDUCED ELECTRIC FIELDS IN NERVE CELLS,

Corporate Author : CALIFORNIA UNIV LOS ANGELES

Personal Author(s) : Barcilon,Victor ; Cole,Julian D. ; Eisenberg,Robert E.

Report Date : 1970

Pagination or Media Count : 24

Abstract : The interpretation of changes in potential recorded by the two probe method and the determination of the electrical properties of individual parts of the cell (the cell membrane or cell interior) from these measurements are discussed. The one probe method will be considered in another paper. The properties are the linear properties of the cell, that is to say the responses of cells to small current. The nonlinear processes, for example those processes which actually produce and amplify the signals in the nervous system are not susceptible to an analysis of this kind. An analysis of the flow of current within cells so as to predict the change in potential produced by the application of current is made.

Descriptors :   (*NERVE CELLS, *ELECTROPHYSIOLOGY), CELLS(BIOLOGY), MEMBRANES(BIOLOGY), IONS, ELECTRIC FIELDS, NERVOUS SYSTEM, ELECTRICAL PROPERTIES, NERVE IMPULSES, PHYSIOLOGY, NEUROMUSCULAR TRANSMISSION, RESPONSE(BIOLOGY), ELECTRIC CURRENTS

Subject Categories : Anatomy and Physiology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE