action current


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ac·tion cur·rent

an electrical current induced in muscle fibers when they are effectively stimulated; normally it is followed by contraction.

ac·tion cur·rent

(ak'shŭn kŭr'rĕnt)
An electrical current induced in muscle fibers when they are effectively stimulated; normally it is followed by contraction.
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Qiu, "Analysis of Action Current Curve of ZD6 Switch Machine," Railway Signalling Communication, vol.
Wikswo & van Egeraat (1991) measured the action current associated with a propagating action potential along a squid giant axon using the same method described for the frog sciatic nerve bundle, and obtained I = 6 [micro]A.
However, the heart is the source of the largest biocurrents in the body, so it may be easier to detect cardiac action currents using MRI compared to neural action currents [9].
Some studies in the past have attempted to calculate the magnetic fields from action currents and other neural activity from first principles (Cassara et al.
Cellular action currents. In: Williamson SJ, Romani GL, Kaufman L, Modena I, editors.

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