Are lymphocytes excitable cells?

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)349-353
Number of pages5
JournalActa Physica Hungarica
Issue number2-3
Publication statusPublished - Jun 1 1989


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  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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