Electrophysiology for anesthesiologists

E. J. Heyer, David C. Adams, A. Wald, O. S. Andersen

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Abstract

Action potentials are generated by neurons based on simple electrophysiologic principles. These include the interaction of ionic species present at different concentrations across a semipermeable membrane which have different EMFs and voltage-dependent time-variant conductances. The ability to generate action potentials may be altered by medications, such as local or general anesthetics, or physical environment, such as mechanical stimuli or temperature changes. In order to monitor the integrity of electrically excitable tissue, one has to be able to measure electrical potentials. This article reviews understanding the basic properties of the signals generated.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)487-509
Number of pages23
JournalAnesthesiology Clinics of North America
Volume15
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 20 1997
Externally publishedYes

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Electrophysiology
Action Potentials
General Anesthetics
Local Anesthetics
Neurons
Temperature
Membranes
Anesthesiologists

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine

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Electrophysiology for anesthesiologists. / Heyer, E. J.; Adams, David C.; Wald, A.; Andersen, O. S.

In: Anesthesiology Clinics of North America, Vol. 15, No. 3, 20.08.1997, p. 487-509.

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Heyer, E. J. ; Adams, David C. ; Wald, A. ; Andersen, O. S. / Electrophysiology for anesthesiologists. In: Anesthesiology Clinics of North America. 1997 ; Vol. 15, No. 3. pp. 487-509.
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