Nerve and muscle cells are defined traditionally as excitable cells, due to their capacity to react to external stimuli with subsequent electric and/or mechanical responses. Another category of cells, eminently among them the round-shaped blood cells, in particular the best studied lymphocytes, are classified as non-excitable cells. We try to present evidence that lymphocytes may also be accepted as excitable cells. A bit far-reaching, further generalization could be formulated claiming that every cell can be considered as an excitable one.
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