Basic electrical properties of living unstressed rabbit tibia

A. Rubinacci, G. Turconi, L. Tessari

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The presence of steady resting electrical potentials on the surface of living bone allows it, and other living tissues, to be considered as an electrical generator with a Thevenin equivalent circuit. By loading the generator component of bone with externally-applied resistors, fundamental electrical characteristics such as resistance, current, maximum generated power and power dissipated can be determined. This method has been applied to rabbit tibia.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)265-278
Number of pages14
JournalJournal of Bioelectricity
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1985


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biophysics

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