Of slow waves and spike patches

Wim J.E.P. Lammers, John R. Slack

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In the small intestines, the major task of the slow wave is to induce mechanical movements in the intestinal wall by generating local calcium spikes. High resolution electrical mapping reveals fundamental differences in propagation between slow waves and calcium spikes. These differences suggest that slow waves and spikes are propagated by different mechanisms through different cell networks.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)138-144
Number of pages7
JournalNews in Physiological Sciences
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2001
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physiology


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