Chapter 1. Bioelectricity

  1. José Jalife MD Professor of Internal Medicine Professor of Molecular & Integrative Physiology1,2,
  2. Mario Delmar MD, PhD Professor of Internal Medicine3,4,
  3. Justus Anumonwo PhD Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine5,
  4. Omer Berenfeld PhD Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine and Biomedical Engineering5 and
  5. Jérôme Kalifa MD, PhD Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine5

Published Online: 15 JUL 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444316940.ch1

Basic Cardiac Electrophysiology for the Clinician, Second Edition

Basic Cardiac Electrophysiology for the Clinician, Second Edition

How to Cite

Jalife, J., Delmar, M., Anumonwo, J., Berenfeld, O. and Kalifa, J. (2009) Bioelectricity, in Basic Cardiac Electrophysiology for the Clinician, Second Edition, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444316940.ch1

Author Information

  1. 1

    The Cyrus and Jane Farrehi Professor of Cardiovascular Research, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA

  2. 2

    Center for Arrhythmia Research, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA

  3. 3

    Frank Norman Wilson Professor of Cardiovascular Medicine, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA

  4. 4

    Molecular & Integrative Physiology Co-Director, Center for Arrhythmia Research, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA

  5. 5

    Cardiovascular Medicine, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 15 JUL 2009
  2. Published Print: 29 MAY 2009

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405183338

Online ISBN: 9781444316940

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Keywords:

  • bioelectricity;
  • selected ion movement across biological membranes;
  • electricity of biological membranes;
  • basic cardiac electrophysiology for clinician;
  • slope resistance and chord resistance;
  • Nernst equation principles;
  • capacitance and electric nonconductor;
  • voltage-dependent membrane channels and cell depolarization activation;
  • action potential morphology in cardiac tissues;
  • ion movement electric concepts and cell membranes

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • On the Electricity of Biological Membranes

  • Parallel RC Circuits

  • Origin of the Membrane Potential

  • Active Currents

  • Excitability

  • Cardiac Action Potential

  • Basic Action Potential Parameters

  • Voltage Clamp

  • Methods of Resolving Currents through Ion Channels

  • Some Basic Terminology

  • Summary