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Action Potential An action potential represents a change in electrical potential from the resting potential of the neuronal cell membrane, and is a series of electrical and underlying chemical changes... Read more
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Action Potential An action potential is how neurons—or nerve cells—communicate. Neurons consist of four basic parts: the body (soma), dendrites, axon, and synaptic endings. Surrounding the... Read more
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Nerve Impulse A nerve impulse is a message which is transmitted along a nerve fiber or axon. It originates in the neuron's soma, or cell body, passes into the axon hillock, and then speeds down along ... Read more