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    Resting Membrane Potential When a neuron is not transmitting a signal, it is at rest. During resting potential, between the inside and outside of the neuron there is an ion displacement. The inside of the neuron is negative in comparison to the outside. The outside of the cell has a positive charged sodium and negatively charged chlorine, while potassium, positively charged, is more heavily charged inside the cell. This difference in the charge of sodium, chloride, and potassium maintains the dynamic equilibrium in the neuron. The ions attempt to keep equilibrium of the inside and outside of the membrane, but because the cell membrane allows only some ions to pass through the ion channels it cannot. These channels are based on ion selectivity,…

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    order. The membrane potential is an electrical state of the cell membrane and it allows gradients that cause ions to move across the cell membrane. The dispersal of charge across the cell membrane is measured in (mV). The resting membrane potential is the difference between the charges inside and outside the sarcolemma. The intracellular concentration consists of sodium (Na+), potassium (K+), and Chlorine (Cl-). The concentration of potassium is high inside the cell and the concentration of…

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    1. The resting membrane potential is the potential difference across the cell membrane of excitable cells such as nerve and muscle cells. The 3 major factors that establish a resting membrane potential are as follows: (1) Non-diffusible anions: The resting membrane potential is influenced by the presence of large non-diffusible anions (proteins, nucleic acids and organic phosphates) inside a cell. The presence of large non-diffusible anions inside a cell attracts a large number of cations and…

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    Membrane Potential in the RMP The membrane potential in the Resting Membrane Potential, or the RMP, is the little bit of voltage or electrical potential going across from the membrane of its regular resting voltage. This is caused because of gradients that make the ions go across the membrane of a cell through ion channels because ions are not soluble so they have to go through channels. These channels are called ion channels that are watery pores allowing ions to get through according to their…

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    neuron’s resting membrane potential (Vm). We examine how this potential is affected by potassium ion [K+] concentration and permeability using Orconectes rusticus crayfish abdominal muscles, and we ask whether or not the Nernst Equation solely based on [K+] can also predict the cell’s resting membrane potential. We predicted that [K+] concentration had a significant influence on the membrane potential and thus the Nernst Equation was an accurate predictor of the observed Vm changes. Our results…

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    determine the extent to which the reversal potential for potassium determines the resting membrane potential of a given cell, a mechanism is needed to determine the change in membrane voltage across the cell in different extracellular potassium solutions. The intracellular recording technique consists of puncturing a prepared cell with a conductive pipette. The difference in potential between the extracellular electrode and the wire in the pipette is recorded and displayed on the voltage vs.…

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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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    Activity #1 1. Potassium and Sodium. Potassium is more concentrated inside the cell and sodium is more concentrated outside the cell. 2. Resting membrane potential is the difference in voltage of the fluids inside a cell and outside a cell. It is measured by the difference in voltage inside and outside of the cell. 3. On the outside of the resting membrane potential it would remain at 0, however on the inside it dropped the voltage from -70 to -40. This happened because with the increase of K+,…

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