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The AxonStructure, Function and Pathophysiology$
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Stephen G. Waxman, Jeffery D. Kocsis, and Peter K. Stys

Print publication date: 1995

Print ISBN-13: 9780195082937

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2009

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195082937.001.0001

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Physiology of axons

Physiology of axons

Chapter:
(p.68) 4 Physiology of axons
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The Axon
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J. MURDOCH RITCHIE

Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195082937.003.0004

This chapter discusses axonal physiology. Topics covered include the energetic aspects of conduction, ionic basis of the nerve impulse, conduction velocity in axons, inhomogeneity of channel distribution in mammalian myelinated nerve, and complementary distribution of sodium and potassium channels in the mammalian node and internode.

Keywords:   myelinated axons, nonmyelinated axons, conduction, nerve impulse

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