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action potential

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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • 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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  • noun A short term change in the electrical potential that travels along a cell such as a nerve or muscle fiber.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun the local voltage change across the cell wall as a nerve impulse is transmitted

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