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Galvani's spark : the story of the nerve impulse / Alan J. McComas.

By: McComas, Alan J.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, c2011Description: xxiii, 391 p. : ill., ports. ; 24 cm.ISBN: 9780199751754 (alk. paper); 0199751757 (alk. paper).Subject(s): Huxley, Andrew, Sir, 1917- | Hodgkin, A. L. (Alan Lloyd) | Hodgkin, A. L. (Alan Lloyd) | 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 -- instrumentationDDC classification:
Contents:
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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