Cable Theory

(redirected from Cable equation)
Also found in: Wikipedia.

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.
References in periodicals archive ?
Medical applications described include microarray gene subset selection in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis classification, and the use of the cable equation by Morris-Lecar to simulate the cardiac cycle in diagnosis of cardiac arrhythmia.
Cable equation for a myelinated axon derived from its microstructure.
A sampling of contents: optimal signal processing for brain-machine interfaces, functional characterization of adaptive visual encoding, restoration of movement by implantable neural motor prostheses, advances in retinal neuroprosthetics, muscle synergies for motor control, cable equation model for myelinated nerve fiber, and nonlinear approaches to learning and memory.