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Electrical Stimulation of Excitable Tissue

  • Robert Plonsey
  • Roger C. Barr


The response of excitable cells to naturally occurring or artificial stimuli is a subject of great importance in understanding natural function of nerve and muscle and in designing systems for interventional activation. Electric and magnetic field stimulation arises in research investigations and in clinical diagnosis, therapy, and rehabilitation.


Input Impedance Stimulus Duration Transmembrane Potential Electric Field Stimulation Field Stimulation 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Robert Plonsey
    • 1
  • Roger C. Barr
    • 1
  1. 1.Edmund T. Pratt Jr., School of EngineeringDuke UniversityDurhamUSA

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