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From: Modeling of inhomogeneous electromagnetic fields in the nervous system: a novel paradigm in understanding cell interactions, disease etiology and therapy

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Proposed axial and longitudinal current flow generation within a neuron. Different from current models which approximated the electric current flow through the neuron as a continual flow of ions through sodium, potassium and leak channels which is constant in time during an action potential, we propose an additional term of applied current to be added to each consecutive axonal segment. This axial current is a product of the continuous ion flow through the cell’s membrane and its transversal components and, with that, aids action potential propagation and attenuation. (Source: Mind the Graph on https://mindthegraph.com/, used under the CC BY-SA license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0/deed.en)/derivative of the original).

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