The bulletin of mathematical biophysics

, Volume 15, Issue 1, pp 83–91 | Cite as

On spontaneous discharge obtained from a physicochemical model of excitation

  • G. Karreman
  • H. D. Landahl


It is shown that a slight modification of a model of excitatory phenomena in irritable tissues, which has been treated before, exhibits spontaneous oscillations. The frequency of these oscillations and the time-course of the potential across the model membrane have been determined, together with the dependence of some of their characteristics on some important parameters, particularly (Ca++).


Biophysics Volume Spontaneous Discharge Relaxation Oscillation Stable Equilibrium Point Stable Equilibrium State 
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© The University of Chicago Press 1953

Authors and Affiliations

  • G. Karreman
    • 1
  • H. D. Landahl
    • 1
  1. 1.The University of ChicagoCommittee on Mathematical BiologyUSA

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