Nerve and Muscle / Edition 4

Nerve and Muscle / Edition 4

by Richard D. Keynes, David J. Aidley, Christopher L.-H. Huang
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521737427

ISBN-13: 9780521737425

Pub. Date: 01/31/2011

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

"Nerve and Muscle is an introductory textbook for students taking university courses in physiology, cell biology or preclinical medicine. Previous editions were highly acclaimed as a readable and concise account of how nerves and muscles work. The book begins with a discussion of the nature of nerve impulses. These electrical events can be understood in terms of the…  See more details below

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"Nerve and Muscle is an introductory textbook for students taking university courses in physiology, cell biology or preclinical medicine. Previous editions were highly acclaimed as a readable and concise account of how nerves and muscles work. The book begins with a discussion of the nature of nerve impulses. These electrical events can be understood in terms of the flow of ions through molecular channels in the nerve cell membrane. Then the view changes to consideration of synaptic transmission: how one nerve cell can produce changes in another nerve cell or a muscle fibre with which it makes contact. Again ion channels are involved, but now they are opened by special chemicals released from the nerve cell terminals. The final chapters discuss the nature of muscular contraction, including especially the relations between cellular structure and contractile function. This new edition includes much new material, especially on the molecular nature of ion channels and the contractile mechanism of muscle, while retaining a straightforward exposition of the fundamentals of the subject."--BOOK JACKET.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521737425
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
01/31/2011
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
194
Product dimensions:
7.40(w) x 9.60(h) x 0.50(d)

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Table of Contents

1Structural organization of the nervous system1
2Resting and action potentials11
3The ionic permeability of the nerve membrane25
4Membrane permeability changes during excitation41
5Voltage-gated ion channels59
6Cable theory and saltatory conduction73
7Neuromuscular transmission86
8Synaptic transmission in the nervous system103
9Skeletal muscles118
10The mechanism of contraction in skeletal muscle136
11Non-skeletal muscles156
Further reading168
References169
Index175

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