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Action potential

Introduction: Action potential

Description of Action potential

Action potential: a rapid self-propagating change in the electrical potential across a neuron, gland, or muscle fiber membrane primarily due to a sudden influx of sodium ions followed by an efflux of potassium ions.
Source: CRISP

Action potential: Abrupt changes in the membrane potential that sweep along the CELL MEMBRANE of excitable cells in response to excitation stimuli.
Source: MeSH 2007

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Source - CRISP

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Source: CRISP

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