Biomedical Engineering

, Volume 52, Issue 5, pp 357–360 | Cite as

A History of the Discovery of the Hoorweg–Weiss–Lapicque Law

  • B. B. GorbunovEmail author
  • V. A. Vostrikov
  • I. V. Nesterenko
  • D. V. Telyshev

First quantitative studies of the effect of electricity on excitable biological tissues forming the basis of the Hoorweg–Weiss–Lapicque law are described. The contribution of each researcher to the discovery is delineated and the practical significance of the Hoorweg–Weiss–Lapicque law is explained.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • B. B. Gorbunov
    • 1
    Email author
  • V. A. Vostrikov
    • 2
  • I. V. Nesterenko
    • 1
  • D. V. Telyshev
    • 1
    • 3
  1. 1.Institute of Biomedical SystemsNational Research University of Electronic Technology (MIET)ZelenogradRussia
  2. 2.V. A. Negovsky Research Institute of General ReanimatologyFederal Research and Clinical Center of Intensive Care Medicine and RehabilitologyMoscowRussia
  3. 3.Institute of Bionic Technologies and Engineering, I. M. Sechenov First Moscow State Medical UniversityMinistry of Health of the Russian FederationMoscowRussia

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