action potential

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action potential (plural action potentials)

  1. (physiology) A short term change in the electrical potential that travels along a cell such as a nerve or muscle fiber. [from 20th c.]
    • 2016, Peter Godfrey-Smith, Other Minds, William Collins 2018, p. 23:
      Even some single-celled organisms have action potentials.

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