This book presents an overview of the field of bioelectricity by demonstrating the biological significance of electromagnetic fields, electrical properties of tissue, biological effects of electromagnetic energy, and therapeutic applications and health hazards of electromagnetic energy.
Part I: Overview 1. Electromagnetism and Life Part II: Electromagnetic Energy and Regulation of Life Processes 2. Bacterial Biomagnetism and Geomagnetic Field Detection by Organisms 3. The Earth's Magnetic Field as a Navigational Cue 4. NMR Conditions and Biological Systems 5. Apoplastic Electropotentials in Plants: Measurement and Use Part III: Electrical Properties of Tissue 6. Electrical Properties of Biological Tissue 7. Electronic Properties of Natural and Modeled Bilayer Membranes 8. Bioelectric Pyroelectricity 9. Mathematical Modeling of Electromagnetic Interactions with Biological Systems 10. Recent Developments in the Theory of Ion Flow Across Membranes Under Imposed Electric Fields 11. Electrofusion of Cells Part IV: Biological Effects of Electromagnetic Energy 12. Electromagnetic Energy and Physarum 13. An Electrochemical Consideration of Electromagnetic Bioeffects 14. Lymphocytes and Pulsing Electromagnetic Fields 15. Effects of Electromagnetic Fields on Nerve Regeneration 16. Limb Regeneration 17. Behavioral Measures of Electromagnetic Field Effects Part V: Therapeutic Applications of Electromagnetic Energy 18. The Modern Magnetotherapies 19. Electrical Silver Antisepsis 20. Direct Current and Bone Growth 21. Pulsed Electromagnetic Field Therapy in the Treatment of Congenital and Acquired Pseudarthrosis 22. Electroacupuncture Part VI: Health Hazards of Electromagnetic Energy 23. Evolution and Results of Biological Research with Low-Intensity Nonionizing Radiation 24. Electromagnetic Energy and Cataracts 25. Immunologic and Cancer-Related Aspects of Exposure to Low-Level Microwave and Radiofrequency Fields 26. The Biological Effects of Power-Frequency Electric Fields in the Environment 27. Environmental Electromagnetic Fields and Public Health