Membrane Physiology and Cell Excitation

  • Bruce Hendry

Part of the Croom Helm Biology in Medicine Series book series (CHBMS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages 1-7
  2. The Concept of Excitability

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 9-9
    2. Bruce Hendry
      Pages 11-13
    3. Bruce Hendry
      Pages 14-25
    4. Bruce Hendry
      Pages 26-38
  3. The Communication of Information

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 39-39
    2. Bruce Hendry
      Pages 41-56
    3. Bruce Hendry
      Pages 57-70
  4. The Acquisition of Information

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 71-71
    2. Bruce Hendry
      Pages 73-86
    3. Bruce Hendry
      Pages 87-95
  5. Information into Action

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 97-97
    2. Bruce Hendry
      Pages 99-111
    3. Bruce Hendry
      Pages 112-125
    4. Bruce Hendry
      Pages 126-135
  6. The Clinical Importance of Excitability

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 137-137
    2. Bruce Hendry
      Pages 139-147
    3. Bruce Hendry
      Pages 148-156
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 157-159

About this book

Introduction

This book is intended for undergraduates studying the biological and medical sciences. The field of excitable cell physiology is one which is found quite baffling by a significant minority of these students. My aim here is to provide a brief introductory account, based on a conceptual approach, rather than on a mathematical or historical description. Once the student has grasped certain basic ideas concerning excitable cell function, the individual examples which follow fit into a well-defined pattern. No attempt has been made to give credit in appropriate measure to the many scientists who have contributed to this field. The further reading cited has been chosen with the reader alone in mind. I would like to thank Tim Cripps for help and advice, also Charlie Tomson and Michael Hart for their careful reading of the manuscript. Finally I am indebted ·to Jenny Kenyon for her excellent typing of the work. Part One THE CONCEPT OF EXCITABILITY INTRODUCTION 1 1.1 The Excitable Tissues living organisms are able to respond to changes in their environment.

Keywords

activation cell cell physiology membrane physiology tissue

Authors and affiliations

  • Bruce Hendry
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Addenbrooke’s HospitalCambridgeUK
  2. 2.Merton CollegeOxfordUK

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4615-9766-7
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag US 1981
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4615-9768-1
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4615-9766-7
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