afterhyperpolarization

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

after- +‎ hyperpolarization

Noun[edit]

afterhyperpolarization (countable and uncountable, plural afterhyperpolarizations)

  1. The hyperpolarizing phase of a neuron's action potential.
    • 2015, Timur A. Mavlyutov et al., “Role of the Sigma-1 receptor in Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS)”, in Journal of pharmacological sciences[1], volume 127, DOI:10.1016/j.jphs.2014.12.013:
      In sigma-1 KO animals, a reduced afterhyperpolarization results in a higher firing frequency and a stronger muscle contraction.