Electromechanical coupling of waves in nerve fibres

  title={Electromechanical coupling of waves in nerve fibres},
  author={J. Engelbrecht and Tanel Peets and Kert Tamm},
  journal={Biomechanics and Modeling in Mechanobiology},
The propagation of an action potential (AP) in a nerve fibre is accompanied by mechanical and thermal effects. In this paper, an attempt is made to build up a mathematical model which couples the AP with a possible pressure wave (PW) in the axoplasm and waves in the nerve fibre wall (longitudinal—LW and transverse—TW) made of a lipid bilayer (biomembrane). A system of differential equations includes the governing equations of single waves with coupling forces between them. The single equations… 

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