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A nerve impulse.
The region of a neuron where signals enter.
The part of the neuron that consists of the axon endings, where signals are sent on to another neuron or to a gland or muscle cell.
The difference in the charge across a cell membrane.
The steady voltage difference that occurs across a neuron’s membrane when it is not being stimulated.
A protein embedded in the plasma membrane that actively transports sodium and potassium against their concentration gradients.
The minimum voltage shift across a membrane required for an action potential to take place.
The part of the neuron located at the base of the cell body that initiates action potentials.