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Unformatted text preview: http://content.answcdn.com/main/content/img/oxford/Oxford_Sports/0199210896.action-potential.1.jpg http://highered.mcgraw-hill.com/sites/0072495855/student_view0/chapter14/animation__the_nerve_impulse.html Propagation of Action Potentials 6. Why is it important to have refractory periods? Explain in terms of propagation of charge. What would happen if you generated an action potential in the middle of the axon (instead of the hillock)? Could it go backwards, why or why not? The Result of Action Potentials: Neurotransmitters and chemical synapses 7. What happens when an action potential reaches the synaptic terminal? Does this always lead to the depolarization of the post synaptic cell? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HXx9qlJetSU&feature=related...
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- Spring '08
- Action Potentials, potassium leak channels, Professor Fortes TA