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Membrane Potential as the Sum of Ionic and Metabolic Components

Science  02 Jan 1970:
Vol. 167, Issue 3914, pp. 65-67
DOI: 10.1126/science.167.3914.65

Abstract

The resting potential of a molluscan neuron can be separated experimentally into two components: one which depends on ionic gradients and permeabilities in accordance with the Goldman equation, and a second which depends on the electrogenicity of active sodium transport.

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