Ion-Selective Microelectrodes and Their Use in Excitable Tissues

  • Eva Syková
  • Pavel Hník
  • Ladislav Vyklický

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Electrochemistry of the ISM and Ionophores for the ISM

  3. Intracellular Measurements of Ionic Activity

  4. Ion Activities in the Spinal Cord and Their Physiological Significance

  5. Ionic Activity Changes in the Brain and Their Physiological Significance

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 209-209
    2. C. Nicholson, J. M. Phillips, C. Tobias, R. P. Kraig
      Pages 211-223
    3. A. Lehmenkühler, W. Zidek, M. Staschen, H. Caspers
      Pages 225-229
    4. D. A. Prince, C. Benninger, J. Kadis
      Pages 247-259
    5. A. I. Roitbak, J. Machek, V. Pavlík, A. V. Bobrov, I. V. Otcherashvili
      Pages 267-272
    6. Jiří Křivánek, Jan Bureš, Vera I. Koroleva, Malla M. Reddy
      Pages 279-282
  6. Ionic Activity Changes in the Heart and Skeletal Muscle

  7. Other Techniques for the Study of Ionic Activity Changes in Brain Research

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 323-323
    2. R. K. Orkand, C.-M. Tang, P. M. Orkand
      Pages 331-337
    3. J. A. Coles, M. Tsacopoulos, P. Rabineau, A. R. Gardner-Medwin
      Pages 345-349
    4. Forrest F. Weight, Stephen M. McCort
      Pages 351-354
    5. N. Akaike
      Pages 355-355

About this book


The Symposium on "Ion Selective Microelectrodes and Their Use in Excitable Tissues" was held in Prague from July 8-11, 1980. It was organized by the Institute of Physiology of the Czechoslovak Academy of Sciences as a satellite symposium of the XXVIII Interna­ tional Congress of Physiological Sciences in Budapest. Sixty parti­ cipants met for three days in the historical setting of the Strahov Monastery. The informal and relaxed atmosphere of the scientific sessions, together with the social programme made the meeting a success and helped to cement old friendships and to form new ones. The organizers were happy to welcome as participants representatives from most of the laboratories working with ion-selective microelectrodes (ISMs) in the world. Neurophysiological research with liquid ion-exchanger ISMs in the Prague laboratory was started as early as 1971 due to the fact that one of us (P. H. ) had the opportunity of learning the technique directly from Dr. J. L. Walker in Salt Lake City. It was thanks to his patience and, later, his courtesy in providing us with the liquid ion-exchanger for potassium and silicone that we were able to get a start in what turned out to be, in a year or so, very strong international competition. This volume contains the papers presented at the Symposium. It is divided according to the actual sessions with names of the chair­ men, who helped the organizers to make the Symposium a real success.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Eva Syková
    • 1
  • Pavel Hník
    • 1
  • Ladislav Vyklický
    • 1
  1. 1.Czechoslovak Academy of SciencesPragueCzechslovakia

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