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TBIOL 312: Autumn 2017 Focus Questions 1 Electrical Signaling in Nerve Cells (Document on Canvas) 1. What aspects of these readings would you like me to focus on in class? The Nernst equation and what it does. When you have more than one permeable ion how does that change the equation? What are the biggest differences we need to know other than there are multiple ions? 2. Practice Short Answer Question: In your own words , briefly explain what we are theoretically measuring in a neuron when using the Nernst Equation. In your answer be sure to describe: ( 1 ) What it means for an ion to reach equilibrium, ( 2 ) How membrane permeability plays a role in this equation and, ( 3 ) How this equation is relevant to resting membrane potential. LO: Briefly describe what the Nernst Equation is used for and how it relates to resting membrane and action potentials. When using the Nernst Equation we are theoretically measuring membrane potential.
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  • Fall '17
  • Marc Nahmani

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