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    The study of the brain began by mapping structures such as lobes, cortexes, and regions. As modern medicine continues to make advancements so does the understanding of complex processes which take place inside of the human body such as the firing of action potentials in neuronal cells in the brain. The research presented in the paper “High-Fidelity optical reporting of neuronal electrical activity with an ultrafast fluorescent voltage sensor” shows just how far brain mapping has come and how far it still has to go before all pathways are truly understood. This paper presents the medical community the opportunity to harness the versatility of Green Fluorescent Protein (GFP) in order to show how action potentials are initiated, executed, and…

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    Electrical and chemical synapses serve different functions in the nervous system, and the use of each type of synapse has advantages and disadvantages for situations requiring signal transmission. One of the advantages of the use of an electrical synapse is speed, as electrical synapses allow action potentials to pass directly from neuron to neuron through the use of gap junctions. This direct passage and resulting speed of transmission isn’t present in chemical synapses. Chemical synapses rely…

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    Action Potential Essay

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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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    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.…

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    Intern Synapse Case Study

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    Short-term plasticity at the ORN  PN synapse could result in PN responses that are strongest during the rising phase of the ORN response since the ORN  PN synapses display short-term depression that causes ORN spikes that arrive later to produce smaller postsynaptic potentials than the ones produced by earlier spikes. In depressing synapses, successive action potentials result in smaller and smaller postsynaptic responses. The reduction in postsynaptic responses could be due to smaller amount…

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    "Just do your goddamn job. Where else are you going to earn $5,000 bucks for a three hours work?" Brett Carmody sighed in frustration, then grimaced and pulled the phone away from his ear when his comment resulted in a painful pissed-of shriek of annoyance from the woman on the other end, and peered out the window to appreciate the night skyline. After the noise eventually abated, he returned to the conversation. "I'm not responsible for your impending hangover, however, if you can't make it,…

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    Glutamate Degradation

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    may to be reduce GABA synthesis and release from inhibitory synapses and thus enhance network excitability. Hyperactivation in the CA1 hippocampal region is specifically evident as this area is extensively regulated by inhibitions pathways (Coulter and Steinhauser, 2015). GABA also functions as a gliotransmitter to activate high affinity GABA receptors to mediate long lasting inhibition. Release of GABA from glial cells in the cerebellum is independent of neuronal activity and works along…

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    Home Observation Essay

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    presenting my outline for home-building on this mountainous terrain, and my knowledge of the movement of the land underneath the surface, will be valuable for local real estate and potential homebuyers. Lot S, Lot N,…

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    the wider business. Effective induction also greatly improves staff retention. If a staff member is made to feel welcome, comfortable within the team/role and feels like their needs are met from the outset they are more likely to want to remain within that role. It is not uncommon for new staff to leave within their first month simply because they don’t feel comfortable in their role, aren’t explained their role well enough, or supported in their initial days or weeks in that role. This then…

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    Central Nervous System

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    cannot create proteins because it has no rough endoplasmic reticulum. A plasma axolemma (cell membrane) surrounds the entire axon to protect it. In a multipolar neuron, the axons’s base is attached to the soma at a thickened cone-shaped region called the axon hillock. Nerve impulses occur between the hillock and initial segment where action potentials begin (an area called the “trigger zone”). Sometimes axons have side branches called collaterals, which usually branch off at a 90 ° angle and…

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