Cable Theory


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Cable Theory

 

a theory used to describe the conduction of bioelectric potentials along a cylindrical cell. Cable theory proceeds from the idea that a nerve, muscle, or other cell may be represented as a section of a cable that is placed in a conducting medium and has a cell membrane that acts as an insulator. The cable model of the cylindrical cell and the theory of computation of the ratio of the magnitudes of current and voltage based on that model make possible experimental determination of the electrical parameters of the cell membrane and evaluation of the conditions of propagation of subliminal electric impulses.

REFERENCES

Katz, B. Nerv, myshtsa i sinaps. Moscow, 1968. (Translated from English.)
Khodorov, B. I. Problema vozbudimosti. Leningrad, 1969.
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