ISBN-10:
0521737427
ISBN-13:
9780521737425
Pub. Date:
01/06/2011
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Nerve and Muscle / Edition 4

Nerve and Muscle / Edition 4

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ISBN-13: 9780521737425
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 01/06/2011
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 191
Product dimensions: 7.40(w) x 9.60(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Richard D. Keynes is Emeritus Professor of Physiology at the University of Cambridge.

David J. Aidley was Senior Fellow in the School of Biological Sciences at the University of East Anglia, Norwich.

Christopher Huang is Professor of Cell Physiology at the University of Cambridge.

Table of Contents

Preface; 1. Structural organization of the nervous system; 2. Resting and action potentials; 3. The ionic permeability of the nerve membrane; 4. Membrane permeability changes during excitation; 5. Voltage-gated ion channels; 6. Cable theory and saltatory conduction; 7. Neuromuscular transmission; 8. Synaptic transmission in the nervous system; 9. The mechanism of contraction in skeletal muscle; 10. The activation of skeletal muscle; 11. Contractile function in skeletal muscle; 12. Cardiac muscle; 13. Smooth muscle; Further reading; References; Index.

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