Jack Wilson

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The energy efficiency of an action potential (AP) is typically defined as the amount of capacitive current used to depolarize the membrane relative to the amount of ATP necessary to reset the displacement of sodium and potassium ions that occurs during the AP. Research in recent years suggests that at least some neurons have been optimized for(More)
Action potentials (APs) generated and sustained by ionic currents flowing through neural cell's membrane constitute the main way these cells communicate with each other. The most common, although not the only possible mechanism of generating APs, involves sodium influx that ensures cell depolarization and potassium efflux that ensures cell repolaroization.(More)
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