This Biology Factsheet:
Explains what an action potential is and how it is produced.
Explains how the resting membrane potential is created.
Explains the ionic basis of the action potential.
Describes the refractory period and why it is important.
Introduces other types of action potential that can be recorded from tissues other than neurones.
Reviews how action potentials may be affected by disease and how drugs may correct these changes.

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Publication Date

September 2019


ISSN: 1351-5136

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