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 Neuroscience: a Mathematical Primer, by Alywn Scott.


Symbol Units Quantity Notes
GNa mmhos/cm2
120
 
GK mmhos/cm2
36
 
GL mmhos/cm2
0.3
 
VNa mV
155
 
VK mV
-12
 
VL mV
10.5995V
 
gNa mV/cm2
 
gK mV/cm2
 
gL mV/cm2
 
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 microfarads    

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

 

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