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Membrane potentials (Electrophysiology)

LC control no.sh2015000178
Topical headingMembrane potentials (Electrophysiology)
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Variant(s)Membrane voltages
Potentials, Membrane (Electrophysiology)
Potentials, Transmembrane
Transmembrane potentials
Voltages, Membrane
See alsoCell membranes--Electric properties
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Found inWork cat: Banville, I. Effects of electric shock on transmembrane potentials, 1998.
McGraw-Hill dictionary of scientific and technical terms, 2003 (membrane potential -- A potential difference across a living cell membrane)
Academic Press dictionary of science and technology, 1992 (membrane potential -- cell biology -- a difference in electrical potential that is observed between the two sides of a cell membrane)
Stedman's medical dictionary, 2000: p. 1433 [under heading: potential] (membrane p. -- the p. inside a cell membrane, measured relative to the fluid just outside; it is negative under resting conditions and becomes positive during an action p. Syn: transmembrane p.)
Wikipedia, Jan. 23, 2015 (Membrane potential (also transmembrane potential or membrane voltage) is the difference in electric potential between the interior and the exterior of a biological cell. ... Typical membrane potentials in animal cells are on the order of 100 millivolts (that is, one tenth of a volt), but calculations show that this generates an electric field close to the maximum that the membrane can sustain ... )
Journal of membrane science, Apr. 15, 2000: p. 259 (An analysis of partially film-controlled membrane potentials of weak cation exchange membranes using the space-charge model ... Membrane potentials of weak acid ion exchange membranes separating almost neutral (pH = 5.7) solutions of NaCl, KCl and LiCl are studied both experimentally and theoretically)