Action Potentials Recorded from Inside a Nerve Fibre

@article{Hodgkin1939ActionPR,
  title={Action Potentials Recorded from Inside a Nerve Fibre},
  author={Alan Lloyd Hodgkin and Andrew Fielding Huxley},
  journal={Nature},
  year={1939},
  volume={144},
  pages={710-711}
}
NERVOUS messages are invariably associated with an electrical change known as the action potential. This potential is generally believed to arise at a membrane which is situated between the axoplasm and the external medium. If this theory is correct, it should be possible to record the action potential between an electrode inside a nerve fibre and the conducting fluid outside it. Most nerve fibres are too small for this to be tested directly, but we have recently succeeded in inserting micro… Expand
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