Subject: Why do heart cells have a refractory period after electical stimulation?
Date: Fri Jan 16 18:21:29 1998
Posted by Christina Gonzalez
Grade level: undergrad
School: Stanford University
City: Stanford State/Province: Ca
Country: United States
Area of science: Cell Biology
I know that this makes them resistant to depolarization by electrical
stimuli during that refractory period but I don't understand why it is
so important. I don't know what would happen if this refractory
period was shortened or just abolished either. I am in desperate need
of enlightenment - please help me understand.
Re: Why do heart cells have a refractory period after electical stimulation?
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