Bioelectromagnetics , also known as bioelectromagnetism , is the study of the interaction between electromagnetic fields and biological entities. Areas of study include electrical or electromagnetic fields produced by living cells , tissues or organisms , including bioluminescent bacteria ; for example, the cell membrane potential and the electric currents that flow in nerves and muscles , as a result of action potentials. Others include animal navigation utilizing the geomagnetic field; the effects of man-made sources of electromagnetic fields like mobile phones ; and developing new therapies to treat various conditions. The term can also refer to the ability of living cells, tissues, and organisms to produce electrical fields and the response of cells to electromagnetic fields.

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This book provides a general view of bioelectromagnetism and describes it as an independent discipline. It begins with an historical account of the many innovations and innovators on whose work the field rests.

This is accompanied by a discussion of both the theories and experiments which were contributed to the development of the field. The physiological origin of bioelectric and biomagnetic signal is discussed in detail. The sensitivity in a given measurement situation, the energy distribution in stimulation with the same electrodes, and the measurement of impedance are related and described by the electrode lead field.

It is shown that, based on the reciprocity theorem, these are identical and further, that these procedures apply equally well for biomagnetic considerations. The difference between corresponding bioelectric and biomagnetic methods is discussed.

The book shows, that all subfields of bioelectromagnetism obey the same basic laws and they are closely tied together through the principle of reciprocity. Thus the book helps the reader to understand the properties of existing bioelectric and biomagnetic measurements and stimulation methods and to design new systems. The book includes about carefully drawn illustrations and references. It can be used as a textbook for third or fourth year university students and as a source of reference.

Active Behavior of. Synapse Receptor Cells. SourceField Models. Distortion Factors in. Magnetic Stimulation. Cardiac Defibrillation. Bidomain Model of Multicellular. Electronic Neuron Models.

Theoretical Methods. Theory of Biomagnetic. Impedance Tomography. The Electrodermal Response. B Application of Maxwells Equations. Simplified Maxwells Equations. Andrew J. Pullan , Leo K. Cheng , Martin L. The Heart. Bildgebende Verfahren in der Medizin: Von der Technik zur medizinischen


Bioelectromagnetism: Principles and Applications of Bioelectric and Biomagnetic Fields

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This book looks at the application of engineering science and technology to biological cells and tissues that are electrically conducting and excitable. It describes the theory and a wide range of applications in both electric and magnetic fields. The similarities and differences between bioelectricity and biomagnetism are described in detail from the viewpoint of lead field theory. This book aims to help with the understanding of the properties of existing bioelectric and biomagnetic measurements and stimulation methods, and to aid with the designing of new systems.

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