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Katz, Bernard

  1. EM Tansey

Published Online: 15 DEC 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470015902.a0002492.pub2



How to Cite

Tansey, E. 2008. Katz, Bernard. eLS. .

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  1. University College London, Wellcome Trust Centre for the History of Medicine, London, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 15 DEC 2008


Katz (1911–2003), a German-born British biophysicist, best known for his elucidation of the mechanisms of neural transmission, work of immense importance in understanding how the nervous system works in health and disease, and in the development of neuroactive drugs.


  • acetylcholine;
  • Hodgkin;
  • Huxley;
  • neuromuscular junction;
  • Hill;
  • synaptic neurotransmission