ENGR 093: Biomedical Directed Reading Spring 2004  
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During the course of our research, we have found that the units used in the explanations of the Hodgkin and Huxley model in common textbooks often disagree. This can make it difficult for students looking at the model for the first time to get a good sense of what is going on. In an effort to help alleviate some of the confusion, below are some tables of valuesfound in Modeling and Simulation in Medicine and the Life Sciences, by Frank Hoppensteadt and Charles Peskin


Symbol Units Quantity Notes
GNa mV/cm2
120
 
GK mV/cm2
36
 
GL mV/cm2
0.3
 
VNa mV
45
 
VK mV
-82
 
VL mV
-59
 
gNa  
 
gK  
 
gL  
 
ah 1/ms
 
bh 1/ms
 
am 1/ms
 
bm 1/ms
 
an 1/ms
 
bn 1/ms
 
ho 1
 
th ms
 
mo 1
 
tm ms
 
no 1
 
tn ms
 
Cm      

Link to table of HH, Enderle, Scott, Hoppensteadt, Schwan, SI resources.

 

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