McComas, Alan J.

Galvani's spark : the story of the nerve impulse / Alan J. McComas. - Oxford : Oxford University Press, c2011. - xxiii, 391 p. : ill., ports. ; 24 cm.

Includes bibliographical references and index.

The spark -- Catching up -- The anatomist's eye -- Cambridge, 1904 : the engineer -- The cathode ray oscilloscope -- The code -- Excitation and inhibition -- The messengers -- The squid giant axon -- The neuromuscular junction -- The giant axon impaled -- The war years -- Sodium unmasked -- The voltage clamp -- Aftermath -- Muscle : The new physiology -- More triumphs with microelectrodes -- The single ion channel -- Myotonic goats and migraines -- The swinging gate -- Departures.

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Huxley, Andrew, Sir, 1917-
Hodgkin, A. L.
Hodgkin, A. L.
Huxley, Andrew, 1917-2012.


Neural conduction--Research--History.
Neural transmission--Research--History.
Action potentials (Electrophysiology)--Research--History.
Neurophysiology--history.
Action Potentials.
History, 20th Century.
Nervous System.
Neurophysiology--instrumentation.

QP363 / .M385 2011



2011 I-378 WL 11.1