Bioelectromagnetism: Principles and Applications of Bioelectric and Biomagnetic Fields

Hardcover | July 1, 1995

byJaakko Malmivuo, Robert Plonsey

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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 werecontributed 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 anddescribed 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 newsystems. The book includes about 300 carefully drawn illustrations and 500 references. It can be used as a textbook for third or fourth year university students and as a source of reference.

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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 werecontributed to the development of the field...

Robert Plonsey is at Duke University.
Format:HardcoverDimensions:512 pages, 7.36 × 10.31 × 1.14 inPublished:July 1, 1995Publisher:Oxford University Press

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ISBN - 10:0195058232

ISBN - 13:9780195058239

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Table of Contents

1. IntroductionPart I: Anatomical and Physiological Basis of Bioelectromagnetism2. Anatomy and Physiology of Nerve and Muscle Cells3. Subthreshold Membrane Phenomena4. Active Behavior of the Membrane5. The Anatomy and Physiology of the Synapse, Receptor Cells and Brain6. The Anatomy, Physiology, and Bioelectric Behavior of the HeartPart II: Bioelectric Sources and Conductors and their Modelling7. Volume Source and Volume Conductor8. Source-Field Models9. Biodomain Model of Multicellular Volume Conductors10. Electronic Neuron ModelsPart III: Theoretical Methods in Bioelectromagnetism11. Theoretical Methods for Analyzing Volume Sources and Volume Conductors12. Theory of Biomagnetic MeasurementsPart IV: Electric and Magnetic Measurement of the Electric Activity of Neural Tissue13. Electroencephalography14. MagnetoencephalographyPart V: Electric and Magnetic Measurement of the Electric Activity of the Heart15. 12-Lead ECG-System16. Vectorcardiographic Lead Systems17. Other ECG Lead Systems18. Distortion Factors in the ECG19. The Basis of ECG Diagnosis20. MagnetocardiographyPart VI: Electric and Magnetic Stimulation of Neural Tissue21. Functional Electrical Stimulation22. Magnetic Stimulation of Neural TissuePart VII: Electric and Magnetic Stimulation of the Heart23. Cardiac Pacing24. Cardiac DefibrillationPart VIII: Measurement of the Intrinsic Electric Properties of Biological Tissues25. Bioelectric Basis of Impedance Plethysmography26. Impedance Tomography27. The Electrodermal ResponsePart IX: Other Bioelectromagnetic Phenomena28. The Electrical Signals Originating in the EyeAppendix A: Consistent System of Rectangular and MagnetocardiographyAppendix B: The Application of Maxwell's Equations in Bioelectromagnetism

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"The book...is comprehensive and well-organized, and nicely edited and produced."--Engineering in Medicine and Biology