Chapter 3. Bioelectric Phenomena in Bone

  1. Jitendra Behari

Published Online: 10 SEP 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9780470824023.ch3

Biophysical Bone Behavior: Principles and Applications

Biophysical Bone Behavior: Principles and Applications

How to Cite

Behari, J. (2009) Bioelectric Phenomena in Bone, in Biophysical Bone Behavior: Principles and Applications, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470824023.ch3

Author Information

  1. Jawaharlal Nehru University, India

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 10 SEP 2009
  2. Published Print: 10 MAR 2009

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470824009

Online ISBN: 9780470824023



  • bone and bioelectric phenomena;
  • moist bone macroscopic stress-generated potentials;
  • electrokinetic phenomena in bone and understanding of life processes;
  • stress generated potentials (SGPs) - measured as a result of bending;
  • streaming potentials and normal cortical bone currents - macroscopic approach;
  • models of SP generation in bone;
  • stress-generated fields of trabecular bone;
  • biopotential and electrostimulation in bone;
  • bioelectric potentials in bone;
  • better understanding of biological events and the pathological


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Macroscopic Stress-Generated Potentials of Moist Bone

  • Mechanism of Biopotential Generation

  • Stress-Generated Potentials (SGPs) in Bone

  • Streaming Potentials and Currents of Normal Cortical Bone: Macroscopic Approach

  • Microscopic Potentials and Models of SP Generation in Bone

  • Stress-Generated Fields of Trabecular Bone

  • Biopotential and Electrostimulation in Bone

  • Origin of Various Bioelectric Potentials in Bone