Anatomy and Physiology I-Neurophysiology- The Action Potential

"This learning object briefly talks about the resting membrane potential of the neuron and the electrical signals such as graded potentials and action potentials caused by disruptions of that resting membrane potential. This learning object also discusses how action potentials are transmitted along the axon. Topics include: 1) the resting membrane potential, 2) the ion channels associated with the creation of electrical signals, 3) the events in the formation of an action potential, 4) graded potentials, 5) summation of graded potentials, and 6) saltatory and continuous conduction. The learning object includes videos as well as a quiz group. This grant product was created by the Community College Consortium for Bioscience Credentials and is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License."
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Forsyth Technical Community College
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"Absolute Refractory Period|All-or-None|Continuous Conduction|Depolarization|Excitatory|Hyperpolarize|Inhibitory|Leakage Channel|Ligand-gated Channels|Myelin Sheath|Potential (membrane potential)|Repolarization|Resting Membrane potential|Saltatory Conduction, Spatial Summation|Sodium Potassium Pump|Temporal Summation|Threshold|Voltage-gated Channel"

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Biological and Biomedical Sciences (26)
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  • 1st year Community College or equivalent
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16 Hours
English (United States)
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Mix of Active and Presentation.
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Modified QM Model
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Anatomy and Physiology I


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