resting potential

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Noun1.resting potential - the potential difference between the two sides of the membrane of a nerve cell when the cell is not conducting an impulse
electric potential, potential difference, potential drop, voltage, potential - the difference in electrical charge between two points in a circuit expressed in volts
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Finally the cell repolarises, returning to its negative resting potential.
The increases in summation that were elicited by GABA and baclofen when B8 was at its resting potential (Fig.
The resting potential may be agitated by chemical neurotransmitters that traverse a synapse and make contact with the dendrites of the receiving neuron.