A graphic comparison between the Current-voltage curves of an electrochemical generator and living unstressed rabbit tibia

A. Rubinacci, G. Turconi And, A. G L Sartorlo

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Abstract

Unstressed living bone exhibits bioelectric potential differences along its surface. This electrogenic behavior has been characterized by a V=f(l) curve which is linear up to a certain limit. To better understand the origin and meaning of these potentials and to better describe this electrogenic behavior an electrochemical generator (a silver-oxide cell) was included, instead of bone, into the same measurement situation used to describe the V=f(I) curve of the rabbit tibia. The V=f(I) curve of the cell was graphically compared with the V=f(I) curve of the living unstressed rabbit tibia: the two curves were superimposable. This suggests that an electrochemical mechanism may be at the origin of the bioelectric potentials in unstressed living bone.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)553-564
Number of pages12
JournalElectromagnetic Biology and Medicine
Volume4
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1985

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biophysics
  • Medicine (miscellaneous)

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