Polarization Changes Induced in the Pyramidal Cell and Other Neural Elements by Externally Applied Fields
The externally imposed currents of electroanesthesia and electrosleep produce polarization changes in the neuronal elements of the tissue through which they are conducted. These polarization levels are probably responsible for many of the effects induced by electroanesthesia. Field induced polarization levels have been recorded in the soma of mammalian neurons (1), but the general polarization patterns expected in cells due to such fields are not directly measurable due to the small size and complexity of the neuronal structure. Thus a pyramidal cell prototype was developed to determine the externally induced polarization throughout the neuron structure — axon, dendrite, and soma.
KeywordsPyramidal Cell Induce Polarization Polarization Pattern Polarization Level Transmembrane Current
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