Qualitative analysis of a model generating long potential waves in Ba-treated nerve cells. II. Complete system
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This paper deals with a model describing the behavior of barium-treatedApalysia neurons. The model is represented by a dynamical system, so-called “complete system”, defined in R4 and depending on a small parameter. The study of this system under zero membrane current conditions was performed with the use of the qualitative theory of singular perturbations. We show that this system has a stable periodic solution of the discontinuous type when the small parameter tends to 0+. A reduced system defined in R3, associated to the complete system was also studied: it corresponds to a constant activation of the inward current. We demonstrate that the corresponding hypothetical cell remains silent under zero current conditions.
KeywordsPeriodic Solution Singular Point Singular Perturbation Potential Wave Slow Manifold
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