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This simulation calculates an estimated membrane potential that reflects the relative contributions of the chemical concentration gradients and relative membrane permeability for K⁺, Na⁺ and Cl⁻ ions using the Goldman equation.

The Goldman-Hodgkin-Katz equation is named in honor of American David Goldman and the British Nobel laureates Sir Alan Hodgkin and Sir Bernard Katz.

This simulation calculates also the Nernst potentials of K⁺, Na⁺ and Cl⁻ ions using the Nernst equation.

The Nernst equation is named after the German Chemist and Nobel laureate, Walther Nernst.

Wright SH. "Generation of resting membrane potential". Adv Physiol Educ 28:139-142, 2004.
PMID: 15545342