Accession Number:

AD0637033

Title:

ON THE PROPAGATION OF THE NERVOUS IMPULSE DOWN MEDULLATED AND UNMEDULLATED FIBERS.

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

RESEARCH LAB OF ELECTRONICS MASS INST OF TECH CAMBRIDGE

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1965-05-26

Pagination or Media Count:

17.0

Abstract:

The medullated fiber is represented by a distributed active circuit and an expression involving theseveral ionic conductances is obtained for the voltage variation at a node an heuristic argument is offered to show that this voltage cannot in general be described by an ordinary, linear, second-order differential equation even if the ionic conductances are specifically known as functions of time. It is also shown that the conduction velocity of a class of unmyelinated fibers can be approximated by a simple algebraic function of the fibers parameters. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Anatomy and Physiology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE