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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Resting potentials exist over the membranes of inactive cells and when a stimulus occurs, the cellular movement of charged ions generate action potentials, which send signals along nerve fibres.
Data were analyzed only from electrode impalements with resting potentials more hyperpolarized than --55 mV.
The average resting potentials across the plasma membrane and vacuolar membrane are -0.180 V and -0.010 V, respectively.
There seemed to be no significant differences in the resting potentials for the five response types.