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BIOLECTRIC POWER AND WORK IN GASTRO-INTESTINAL TISSUE
NAVAL RADIOLOGICAL DEFENSE LAB SAN FRANCISCO CALIF
An original method of measuring bioelectric power and electromotive work is described for tissues during the limited period of viability following excision from the body. These electrical characteristics have been shown to be dependent on aerobic metabolism under homeothermic conditions, and their relationship to net ionic movement has been explored, indicating that an ion sieve effect takes place when the membrane is supplied with electrical energy. The method has been found to be applicable to stomach, caecum and skin although, this report, primarily describes the methods, as they are applied to rat stomach and caecum. Author