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Nerve and muscle [electronic resource] / R.D. Keynes and D.J. Aidley.

By: Keynes, R. D.
Contributor(s): Aidley, David J.
Material type: TextTextSeries: Studies in biology: Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2001Edition: 3rd ed.Description: 1 online resource (ix, 179 p.) : ill.ISBN: 0511063377 (electronic bk.); 9780511063374 (electronic bk.); 9780521801720 (hardback); 0521801729 (hardback); 9780521805841 (pbk.); 0521805848 (pbk.); 0511119380 (electronic bk.); 9780511119385 (electronic bk.); 9780511811876 (electronic bk.); 051181187X (electronic bk.).Subject(s): Myoneural junction | Neuromuscular transmission | Muscle contraction | Muscles -- innervation | Cell Membrane Permeability -- physiology | Neurons -- physiology | Synaptic Transmission -- physiology | SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Anthropology -- Physical | Terminaison neuromusculaire | Transmission neuromusculaire | Muscles -- ContractionGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Nerve and muscle.DDC classification: 573.7/528 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
1. Structural organization of the nervous system -- 2. Resting and action potentials -- 3. The ionic permeability of the nerve membrane -- 4. Membrane permeability changes during excitation -- 5. Voltage-gated ion channels -- 6. Cable theory and saltatory conduction -- 7. Neuromuscular transmission -- 8. Synaptic transmission in the nervous system -- 9. Skeletal muscles -- 10. The mechanism of contraction in skeletal muscle -- 11. Non-skeletal muscles.
Review: "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."--BOOK JACKET.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. [168]-174) and index.

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1. Structural organization of the nervous system -- 2. Resting and action potentials -- 3. The ionic permeability of the nerve membrane -- 4. Membrane permeability changes during excitation -- 5. Voltage-gated ion channels -- 6. Cable theory and saltatory conduction -- 7. Neuromuscular transmission -- 8. Synaptic transmission in the nervous system -- 9. Skeletal muscles -- 10. The mechanism of contraction in skeletal muscle -- 11. Non-skeletal muscles.

"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."--BOOK JACKET.

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