Chloride ions and the membrane potential of Purkinje fibres

@article{Carmeliet1961ChlorideIA,
  title={Chloride ions and the membrane potential of Purkinje fibres},
  author={Edward E. Carmeliet},
  journal={The Journal of Physiology},
  year={1961},
  volume={156}
}
  • E. Carmeliet
  • Published 1 April 1961
  • Chemistry, Medicine
  • The Journal of Physiology
According to the ionic theory of electrical activity the membrane potential depends on the unequal distribution of ions between the intraand extracellular phases, and on the relative permeability of the membrane towards them. For cardiac muscle the role played by sodium and potassium has been studied to some extent (see Hoffman & Cranefield, 1960) but that of chloride has received little attention. The present paper deals with the effects produced by the substitution for chloride ions of… Expand
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