Action Potential Definition

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noun
A momentary change in electrical potential on the surface of a cell, especially of a nerve or muscle cell, that occurs when it is stimulated, resulting in the transmission of an electrical impulse.
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A short term change in the electrical potential that travels along a cell such as a nerve or muscle fiber.

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A momentary change in electrical potential on the surface of a neuron or muscle cell. Nerve impulses are action potentials. They either stimulate a change in polarity in another neuron or cause a muscle cell to contract.
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action potential
Plural:
action-potentials

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