Nerve and Muscle

Nerve and Muscle

eBook - 2001
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"Nerve and Muscle is an introductory textbook for students taking university courses in physiology, cell biology or preclinical medicine. Previous editions were highly acclaimed as a readable and concise account of how nerves and muscles work. The book begins with a discussion of the nature of nerve impulses. These electrical events can be understood in terms of the flow of ions through molecular channels in the nerve cell membrane. Then the view changes to consideration of synaptic transmission: how one nerve cell can produce changes in another nerve cell or a muscle fibre with which it makes contact. Again ion channels are involved, but now they are opened by special chemicals released from the nerve cell terminals. The final chapters discuss the nature of muscular contraction, including especially the relations between cellular structure and contractile function. This new edition includes much new material, especially on the molecular nature of ion channels and the contractile mechanism of muscle, while retaining a straightforward exposition of the fundamentals of the subject."--Jacket.
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2001
Edition: 3rd ed
ISBN: 9780511071836
0511071833
9780511811876
051181187X
9780511119385
0511119380
9780511063374
0511063377
Characteristics: data file,rda
1 online resource (ix, 179 pages) : illustrations
Additional Contributors: Aidley, David J.

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