excitable membrane

excitable membrane

A membrane capable of producing an action potential.
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When we compare the characean internodal cell to the squid axon, we see first that the plant cell has three compartments that bathe two excitable membranes, whereas the animal cell has only two compartments that bathe one excitable membrane.
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Hanggi, "Controlling the spiking activity in excitable membranes via poisoning", Physica A, vol.
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It increases the permeability of excitable membranes to Na+ thus producing membrane depolarization, enhanced spontaneous transmitter release, and muscle contracture.
LAs are membrane-stabilising drugs that reversibly decrease the rate of depolarisation and repolarisation of excitable membranes.
It can affect excitable membranes, peripheral nerves, and skeletal and cardiac muscles (Brazil and Fontana, 1985).
With the description of another toxin from shellfish called saxitoxin (possessing two guanidinium moieties), the molecular modeling work of Lipkind and Fozzard (1994) has led to some still-active debates about the three-dimensional structure of voltage-gated ion channels in excitable membranes.