Physiology of Excitable Cells

ISBN-10: 0521574218
ISBN-13: 9780521574211
Edition: 4th 1998 (Revised)
Authors: David J. Aidley
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Description: This 4th edition of this text on the physiology of excitable cells has been extensively revised and restructured to take account of the many recent advances in this field. It is aimed at students of physiology, neuroscience and cell biology.

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Book details

List price: $99.99
Edition: 4th
Copyright year: 1998
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 9/3/1998
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 492
Size: 7.75" wide x 9.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 2.442
Language: English

This 4th edition of this text on the physiology of excitable cells has been extensively revised and restructured to take account of the many recent advances in this field. It is aimed at students of physiology, neuroscience and cell biology.

David J. Aidley was Senior Fellow in the School of Biological Sciences at the University of East Anglia, Norwich.

Preface
Foundations
Introduction
Electrophysiological methods
The resting cell membrane
Nervous Conduction
Electrical properties of the nerve axon
The ionic basis of nervous conduction
Voltage-gated channels
Synaptic Transmission
Fast synaptic transmission
Neurotransmitter-gated channels
Slow synaptic transmission
Synthesis, release and fate of neurotransmitter
Learning-related changes at synapses
Electrotonic transmission and coupling
Sensory Cells
The organization of sensory receptors
Mechanoreceptors
Photoreceptors
Chemoreceptors
Some other sensory receptors
Muscle Cells
Mechanics and energetics of muscle
The contractile mechanism of muscle
Activation of muscular contraction
Varieties of muscle design
References
Index

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