Action Potential Propagation

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Science

 

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Edith D

 

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October 15, 2014

 

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There is no diminishment of the signal, independent of the length of the cell (unlike a wire), and energy is required in the energy transport process itself. Action potential would go from toe to brain in about 1 sec = 100 m.sec.. The resting membrane potential of a nerve (or any cell) is about -70 "millivolts"...
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The minus means that it's negative on the inside and positive on the outside of the cell. Like a voltage can be measured by placing one electrode of a voltmeter inside a cell and the second electrode outside the cell. Action potential is defined as, an explosive change in electrical activity. For example, a sudden change in the membrane potential...
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