Thermo - Acoustic Approach for Neuron Signals and New Hypothesis for Anesthetics Mechanisms
International Journal of Bioorganic Chemistry
Volume 2, Issue 3, September 2017, Pages: 94-101
Received: Feb. 3, 2017;
Accepted: Feb. 25, 2017;
Published: Mar. 30, 2017
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Svetlana Amirova, Individual Researcher, Greenville, North Carolina, USA
Tamara Tulaykova, Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology, Department of Molecular and Chemical Physics, Dolgoprudny, Moscow Region, Russia
We consider axon as a cylinder that has acoustic waveguide regimes to concentrate the propagated signals with appropriate deformation of membrane areas. The highest temperature results near the cylinder axis that can cause low-frequency (0.1 - 10 kHz) longitudinal vibrations of axon due to thermal expansion of material. These frequency shifts are very sensitive to the changes in surrounding viscosity, calculations are presented. The same resonance frequencies of both parts of neuron (axon and Soma) were calculated based on structures sizes, but anaesthesia effect could be explained by different frequency changes for both neuron parts to anesthetics admixture in surrounding.
Thermo - Acoustic Approach for Neuron Signals and New Hypothesis for Anesthetics Mechanisms, International Journal of Bioorganic Chemistry.
Vol. 2, No. 3,
2017, pp. 94-101.
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