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Alan Lloyd Hodgkin

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  1. English physiologist who, with Andrew Huxley, discovered the role of potassium and sodium atoms in the transmission of the nerve impulse (1914-1998)

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Who is Alan Lloyd Hodgkin?

Alan Lloyd Hodgkin: Sir Alan Lloyd Hodgkin, OM, KBE, PRS was an English physiologist and biophysicist, who shared the 1963 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine with Andrew Huxley and John Eccles.

  • also known as Sir Alan Lloyd Hodgkin
  • born on (101 years ago) in Banbury
  • nationality: United Kingdom
  • education:
  • profession: Biophysicist, physicist, physiologist
  • died on (17 years ago) in Cambridge
  • some of the awards:
      • Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine ("for their discoveries concerning the ionic mechanisms involved in excitation and inhibition in the peripheral and central portions of the nerve cell membrane"), with Andrew Huxley & John Eccles
      • Copley Medal (In recognition of his discovery of the mechanism of excitation and impulse conduction in nerve, and his outstanding leadership in the development of neurophysiology.)

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Google previewEncyclopedia of World Scientists (2007)

by Elizabeth H. Oakes

English Neurophysiologist Alan Lloyd Hodgkin collaborated with Sir andrew fielding huxley to determine the mechanics of nerve impulses, confirming earlier theories of neural resting and action potentials.

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