afterpotential

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

after- +‎ potential

Noun[edit]

afterpotential (plural afterpotentials)

  1. A small, transitory electrical potential that follows, and is dependent upon the main potential produced when a nerve is stimulated; seen as a small positive or negative spike on an oscillograph output.