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Search Results for: resting potential

Resting potential

resting potential (Science: physiology) The electrical potential of the inside of a cell, relative to its surroundings.... Read More

Axon hillock

Axon Hillock Definition What is axon hillock? If you are familiar with the different parts of the neuron, the axon hillock... Read More

Generation of resting membrane potential

Stephen H. Wright Department of Physiology, College of Medicine, University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona 85724... Read More

Sarcolemma

Sarcolemma Definition What is the sarcolemma? It is the thin, transparent, extensible plasma membrane of the muscle cell.... Read More

Inhibitory postsynaptic potential

Inhibitory postsynaptic potential is a type of postsynaptic potential where the binding of neurotransmitters with the... Read More

Hyperpolarization

Definition noun The process or act of making the membrane potential of a cell more negative Supplement Hyperpolarization is... Read More

Excitatory postsynaptic potential

Definition noun A type of postsynaptic potential where the binding of neurotransmitters with the postsynaptic receptors... Read More

Microelectrode

Definition noun, plural: microelectrodes An electrode with a tip having dimensions of the order of one micrometer, thereby... Read More

Miniature end plate potential

miniature end plate potential (Science: physiology) small fluctuations (typically 0.5 mV) in the resting potential of... Read More

Repolarization

Definition noun The process or act of repolarizing; the restoration of a polarized condition Supplement In physiology,... Read More

Smooth muscle

The smooth muscle can be described as a type of muscle in the human body that is non-striated and involuntary in action.... Read More

Polarization

Definition noun (general) The condition of polarity (biology) The process or act of producing positive and negative... Read More

Concentration gradient

Concentration gradient definition Concentration gradient refers to the gradual change in the concentration of solutes in a... Read More

Cell

A cell is a membrane-bound structure that occurs as a functional independent unit of life (such as in unicellular organisms,... Read More

Catabolism

Catabolism Definition Catabolism is the branch of the metabolic process that breaks down complex, big molecules into... Read More

Parthenogenesis

To reproduce, by definition, means to produce new offspring. The process is referred to as reproduction, which is one of the... Read More