Generation of the Membrane Potential

  • L. Donald Partridge
  • Lloyd D. Partridge

Abstract

Knowledge of the existence of bioelectric potentials must certainly go back to the first unfortunate encounters that people had with electric fish, but an understanding of the origin of these potentials awaited the advances in physical chemistry that occurred near the end of the 19th century.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • L. Donald Partridge
    • 1
  • Lloyd D. Partridge
    • 2
  1. 1.University of New MexicoAlbuquerqueUSA
  2. 2.University of MemphisMemphisUSA

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