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Galvani's spark : the story of the nerve impulse

Author: Alan J McComas
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, ©2011.
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Galvani's Spark describes the gradual understanding of the nerve impulse. Proceeding from a chance observation on a frog leg, to studies on squid giant axons and bacteria, this book concludes with the increasing realization that ion channells are responsible for a variety of clinical disorders.
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McComas, Alan J.
Galvani's spark.
New York : Oxford University Press, ©2011
(DLC) 2010049113
(OCoLC)685111226
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Alan J McComas
OCLC Number: 755733866
Description: 1 online resource (xxiii, 391 pages) : illustrations
Contents: The spark --
Catching up --
The anatomist's eye --
Cambridge, 1904 : the engineer --
The cathode ray oscilloscope --
The code --
Excitation and inhibition --
The messengers --
The squid giant axon --
The neuromuscular junction --
The giant axon impaled --
The war years --
Sodium unmasked --
The voltage clamp --
Aftermath --
Muscle : The new physiology --
More triumphs with microelectrodes --
The single ion channel --
Myotonic goats and migraines --
The swinging gate --
Departures.
Responsibility: Alan J. McComas.

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