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What are the two characteristic physiological features of all cells?

Membrane or transmembrane potential, and resting membrane potential.

What do all living cells have that varies from moment to moment depending on the activities of the cell?

Membrane potential

What is the membrane potential of an unstimulated cell?

Resting membrane potential

What begins with a change in the resting membrane potential of a neuron?

All neural activites

What is a typical stimulus that produces a temporary, localized change in the resting membrane potential called?

Graded Potential

What decreases with distance form the stimulus?

The effect of graded potential

What is created in the membrane of the axon if the graded potential is large enough?

Action potential

What is propagated during an action potential along the surface of an axon?

Electrical impulse

The electrical impulse in action potential does not ___________ as it moves away from its source.


Where does the electrical impulse in action potential travel to?

One or more synapses

The integration of stimuli at the level of the individual cell is the simplest from of what in the nervous system?

Information Processing

What two things do the response of the postsynaptic cell receiving the stimuli ultimately depend on?

What stimulated receptors do and

What other stimuli are influencing the cell at the same time

What processes do you need to understand to know how neurons deal with information and communicate with one another and with peripheral effectors?

Resting potential,

Graded potential,

Action Potential,

Synaptic Activity,

Information processing