ALL meanings of action potential

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  • noun action potential a localized change in electrical potential, from about –70 mV to +30 mV and back again, that occurs across a nerve fibre during transmission of a nerve impulse 3
  • noun action potential the change in electrical potential that occurs between the inside and outside of a nerve or muscle fiber when it is stimulated, serving to transmit nerve signals. 1
  • noun action potential A short term change in the electrical potential that travels along a cell such as a nerve or muscle fiber. 0
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