Towards a thermodynamic theory of nerve pulse propagation

@article{Andersen2009TowardsAT,
  title={Towards a thermodynamic theory of nerve pulse propagation},
  author={S. L. Andersen and A. Jackson and T. Heimburg},
  journal={Progress in Neurobiology},
  year={2009},
  volume={88},
  pages={104-113}
}
  • S. L. Andersen, A. Jackson, T. Heimburg
  • Published 2009
  • Physics, Medicine
  • Progress in Neurobiology
  • Nerve membranes consist of an approximately equal mixture of lipids and proteins. The propagation of nerve pulses is usually described with the ionic hypothesis, also known as the Hodgkin-Huxley model. This model assumes that proteins alone enable nerves to conduct signals due to the ability of various ion channel proteins to transport selectively sodium and potassium ions. While the ionic hypothesis describes electrical aspects of the action potential, it does not provide a theoretical… CONTINUE READING
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