Electrostimulation: Theory, Applications, and Computational Model

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Artech House, 2011 - Science - 352 pages
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Electrostimulation is defined as the action of electrical energy on nerve and muscle OCo the two classes of excitable tissue. This cutting-edge resource offers you broad coverage of the subject, expanding the scope of electrostimulation discussions to include accidental, aversive, and possibly harmful biological effects of electrical energy. The book enables you to develop standards for human exposure to electric currents having various waveforms, determine classes of nerve fibers brought to excitation within specified regions of the body due to certain types of exposure, and quantify how harmonic distortions influence the excitability of sinusoidal extrostimulation. This practical reference also offers guidance in using the SENN (Spatially Extended Nonlinear Node) computer model that simulates the interaction of applied electric energy with myelinated neurons.Moreover, you learn how to compare efficacy and hazard potential of various stun weapons, assess unintended nerve stimulation from MRI exposure of patients with metallic implants, and compare the safety margins between electrostimulation thresholds of sensory and motor neurons relative to unintended cardiac excitation or painful sensory responses."
 

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Contents

Theory Applications and Computational Model Chapter 1 Introduction
3
Theory Applications and Computational Model Chapter 2 Theoretical Foundations
9
Theory Applications and Computational Model Chapter 3 Excitation Relationships
23
Theory Applications and Computational Model Chapter 4 Threshold Criteria in Practical Applications
45
Theory Applications and Computational Model Chapter 5 Selective Activation and Inhibition
53
Theory Applications and Computational Model Chapter 6 Model Application to CFibers and the Heart
65
Theory Applications and Computational Model Chapter 7 Waveform and Polarity Effects
77
Theory Applications and Computational Model Chapter 8 Exposure Guidelines and Standards
101
Theory Applications and Computational Model Chapter 11 Getting Started
201
Theory Applications and Computational Model Chapter 12 Operating the Model
209
Theory Applications and Computational Model Chapter 13 Stimulus Temporal Waveform and SpatialField Modes
223
Theory Applications and Computational Model Chapter 14 Output Files for Analysis and Diagnostics
269
Theory Applications and Computational Model Appendix ASpatial Potential Functions and PolarityIssues
283
Theory Applications and Computational Model Appendix BSource Code Variables and TheirMathematical Equivalents Used in ThisBook
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Theory Applications and Computational Model Acronyms and Abbreviations
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Theory Applications and Computational Model References
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Theory Applications and Computational Model Chapter 9 Electrostimulation of the Central Nervous System
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Theory Applications and Computational Model Chapter 10 Electric Stun Devices and Electric Shock
155
Theory Applications and Computational Model Part II Users Guide
199
Theory Applications and Computational Model About the Authors
321
Theory Applications and Computational Model Index
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The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory.

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