Hyperpolarization of Neurons

Rifle River jstream at girch1.med.uth.tmc.edu
Thu Apr 28 12:27:21 EST 1994

In article <wheat-260494103833 at med-pharm5.bu.edu>, wheat at mbcrr.harvard.edu
(Charles E. Weaver) wrote:

> but all living cells have negative resting potentials due to the
> electrogneic nature of the Na/K pump).  

I may be just a stickler for proper wording, but I feel that the
previous statement is frequently underexplained, misleading
and misused.  The statement should read something like ... due
to the electrogenic nature of the Na/K pump and the high K
permeability relative to other ions.

I'm sure you knew this, I simply don't want anyone to be misled.


Rifle River                      
jstream at girch1.med.uth.tmc.edu   

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