Nernst, Walther

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Walther, German physicist and Nobel laureate, 1864-1941.
Nernst equation - the equation relating the electrical potential and concentration gradient of an ion across a permeable membrane at equilibrium.
Nernst potential
Nernst theory - that the passage of an electric current through tissues causes a dissociation of the ions.
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e] which is higher than necessary, theoretical Nernst potential [[epsilon].
A family of prepulse-sensitive current traces from this muscle fiber [ILLUSTRATION FOR FIGURE 2C OMITTED] indicates a reversal potential close to the expected Nernst potential for Na ([approximately] +20 mV).
Cl] are nonzero, the resting potential will be less than that predicted by the Nernst potential for [K.