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NeuroDynamix IIConcepts of Neurophysiology Illustrated by Computer Simulations$
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W. Otto Friesen and Jonathon Friesen

Print publication date: 2009

Print ISBN-13: 9780195371833

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: February 2010

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195371833.001.0001

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Equations Underlying the Neuron Model

Equations Underlying the Neuron Model

(p.202) III.5 Equations Underlying the Neuron Model
NeuroDynamix II

W. Otto Friesen

Jonathon A. Friesen

Oxford University Press

The Neuron model envisions a three-compartment neuron with dendrite, soma, and axon compartments. This chapter describes the equations used to emulate macroscopic conductances arising from a large variety of sodium and potassium channels. In addition, equations for the electrotonic spread of current between compartments are presented.

Keywords:   length constant, time constant, electrotonic spread, sodium conductance, potassium conductance, inward rectifier, h current, postinhibitory rebound

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