Week 1.docx - Danielle Fortingo NR 660 Psychopharmacology Week 1 Assignment Chemical Neurotransmission 1 What term is used to describe a neuron that is

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Danielle Fortingo NR 660: Psychopharmacology Week 1 Assignment Chemical Neurotransmission 1. What term is used to describe a neuron that is not transmitting a signal? A neuron that is not transmitting a signal it is referred to as at rest. When the neuron is at rest, it has a difference in charge which is called the resting potential. At this state the charges inside of the neuron are negative and positive outside the neuron. 2. Describe the conditions inside and outside of a neuron during resting potential. During resting potential, the neuron is at rest and there is a difference in charge. Conditions inside the neuron are negatively charged because it contains negatively charged proteins while conditions outside the neuron are positive, due to positively charged sodium ions. 3. Describe the conditions inside and outside of a neuron during action potential. Action potentials occurs when different ions cross the neuron membrane. At this time ion channels open and allow positively charged sodium ions to move into the cell. During action potential, conditions inside the neuron during action potential is positively charged because it contains positively charged sodium ions. While the conditions outside a neuron
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