The glabrous epidermis of cavies contains a powerful battery.

@article{Barker1982TheGE,
  title={The glabrous epidermis of cavies contains a powerful battery.},
  author={Anthony T. Barker and Lionel F. Jaffe and Joseph W. Vanable},
  journal={The American journal of physiology},
  year={1982},
  volume={242 3},
  pages={
          R358-66
        }
}
Voltages across various glabrous (and gland-free) regions of cavy skin range from 30 to 100 mV, inside positive; across hairy ones, 0 to 10 mV. (moreover, hairy areas also tend to maintain lower transcutaneous voltages in man.) When an incision is made through the glabrous epidermis of the cavy, a microampere flows through each millimeter of the cut's edge. These wound currents generate lateral, intraepidermal voltage gradients or fields of about 100-200 mV/mm near the cut; fields which decline… CONTINUE READING

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