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    Abstract Action potentials can be defined as the signals and the pathways sent through the nervous system. They are essential in carrying out various actions that are administered by the brain. This effect of action potentials help us to feel cold, warmth ,use the sensory actions of the eye etc. and the back forth signaling between the brain and the nerve cells helps the brain to carry the right action. Action potentials are housed by neuron structures which are made up of axons and dendrites. The synapses is the little gap between neurons across which they communicate with neurotransmitters. Every neuron usually has only one axon which can be short or long leaving the cell body however some of them can have many branches. The cell body receives…

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    Action potential is an event that is carried out by a neuron from the dendrites to the soma, then the axon carries the action potential to its terminal buttons, and finally a neurotransmitter will be released. The neurons will send information, so it can travel down the axon and away from the body of the cell. The main goal of an action potential is to have a thought be created by the end of the process. A depolarizing current is created when an action potential explodes with electrical…

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    Neurons communicate over long distances using action potentials. Action potentials occur as a result of rapid changes in membrane permeability. Resting membrane potential of a cell is approximately -70 millivolts. Large anions trapped inside the cell, negatively charged proteins, as well as a higher concentration of positively charged ions outside than inside are some of the factors that contribute to the initial negative charge within the cell at resting value. Ion concentration gradients as…

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    The features of action potentials are: threshold, all or none, is regenerative, saltatory conduction and refractory period. The threshold is generated when the membrane of the cell is depolarize around -50mv to evoke the action to occur. Action potential is all or none because is either no action potential or a full amplitude of action potential. We say that action potential is regenerative since a new action potential is generated at each location along the cell membrane. The saltatory…

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    occurring set of chemicals with vast potential toward a variety of applications. These toxins are produced by countless different species of animals: amphibians, insects, arachnids, and even birds, just to name a few. Neurotoxins, a specific class of toxins, act by impairing or artificially enhancing neurotransmission at the pre-synaptic or post-synaptic level (Camp & Gilbert, 2014, para. 1-5). Neurotoxins affect an animal’s central nervous system by disrupting the flow of action potentials.…

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    using electrical synapses. While neurons are made up off a cell body referred to as the soma, dendrites, and axon. Nerves consist of axons and sometimes nerve fibers, and each of those axons has the ability to produce an action potential. Action potential is a well-preserved message as a response to a specific stimulus that travels down the axon. Moreover, sodium/potassium pumps are located in the…

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    Resting membrane potential is the difference in voltage of the fluids inside a cell and outside a cell and the membrane is said to be polarized. According to the book the value of the resting membrane potential varies from -40 mv to -90 mv in different types of neurons. There are two essential factors that build and generate the resting membrane potential: the differences in the ionic composition of the intracellular and extracellular fluids, and the differential permeability of the plasma…

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    known as action potential. Action potential is caused by a change in various ions, specifically sodium and potassium. When the neuron is in a resting state with -70mV, there is a great amount of potassium ions inside the cell, and a plethora of sodium ions outside the cell. For something to initiate an action potential, there must be a certain stimulus or impulse. This stimulus would cause voltage-gated sodium channels to open. As sodium flows into the neuron, it must…

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    through changes in membrane potential and synaptic connections” [5] where as a glial cell is a support cell that surrounds and insulates some structures of the neuron. This essay is mainly going to focus in detail on neurons, their basic structure and how they communicate. It is going to explore how an electrical signal is passed on…

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    temporal relationship between 〖Na〗^+ conductance (g_Na) and K^+ conductance (g_(K )), and the relative changes in the V_m during an action potential. 〖 g〗_Na increased as the V_m moved towards 0 mV causing depolarization of the membrane and started to decrease immediately after the peak of the action potential. Whereas, g_(K ) increased immediately following the action potential peak during the repolarization of the plasma membrane where the V_m moved away from 0 mV and became negative (Figure…

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