The Physiology of Excitable Cells / Edition 4

The Physiology of Excitable Cells / Edition 4

by David J. Aidley
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0521574218

ISBN-13: 9780521574211

Pub. Date: 03/28/2003

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Excitable cells include nerve, sensory and muscle cells and they are studied by students of physiology, neuroscience, cell biology and biophysics. The text is well known among students and researchers for its thoroughness and clarity. Fundamental concepts are explained and key experiments are examined in some detail. The revised and restructured new edition takes

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Excitable cells include nerve, sensory and muscle cells and they are studied by students of physiology, neuroscience, cell biology and biophysics. The text is well known among students and researchers for its thoroughness and clarity. Fundamental concepts are explained and key experiments are examined in some detail. The revised and restructured new edition takes account of recent advances in molecular biology, with 900 new references to bring the coverage up to date, but retains the same essential philosophy as previous editions.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521574211
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
03/28/2003
Edition description:
REVISED
Pages:
492
Product dimensions:
7.44(w) x 9.69(h) x 0.98(d)

Table of Contents

Preface; Part A. Foundations: 1. Introduction; 2. Electrophysiological methods; 3. The resting cell membrane; Part B. Nervous Conduction: 4. Electrical properties of the nerve axon; 5. The ionic basis of nervous conduction; 6. Voltage-gated channels; Part C. Synaptic Transmission: 7. Fast synaptic transmission; 8. Neurotransmitter-gated channels; 9. Slow synaptic transmission; 10. Synthesis, release and fate of neurotransmitter; 11. Learning-related changes at synapses; 12. Electrotonic transmission and coupling; Part D. Sensory Cells: 13. The organization of sensory receptors; 14. Mechanoreceptors; 15. Photoreceptors; 16. Chemoreceptors; 17. Some other sensory receptors; Part E. Muscle Cells: 18. Mechanics and energetics of muscle; 19. The contractile mechanism of muscle; 20. Activation of muscular contraction; 21. Varieties of muscle design; References; Index.

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