Bulletin of Mathematical Biology

, Volume 52, Issue 1, pp 25–71

A quantitative description of membrane current and its application to conduction and excitation in nerve

  • A. L. Hodgkin
  • A. F. Huxley

DOI: 10.1007/BF02459568

Cite this article as:
Hodgkin, A.L. & Huxley, A.F. Bltn Mathcal Biology (1990) 52: 25. doi:10.1007/BF02459568


This article concludes a series of papers concerned with the flow of electric current through the surface membrane of a giant nerve fibre (Hodgkinet al., 1952,J. Physiol.116, 424–448; Hodgkin and Huxley, 1952,J. Physiol.116, 449–566). Its general object is to discuss the results of the preceding papers (Section 1), to put them into mathematical form (Section 2) and to show that they will account for conduction and excitation in quantitative terms (Sections 3–6).

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Authors and Affiliations

  • A. L. Hodgkin
    • 1
  • A. F. Huxley
    • 1
  1. 1.Physiological LaboratoryUniversity of CambridgeCambridgeUK

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