What is the definition of Action Potential 2?

Action Potential - A rapid change in voltage, resulting in a wave of excitation, that may result in stimulation of a nerve or muscle cell.
  • In order for an action potential to be initiated, the resting membrane voltage must exceed the excitation threshold, which then results in a cascade...

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