Unformatted text preview: Plateau. This is the result of: h a decrease in K + permeability (fast K + channels close), h an increase in Ca 2+ permeability (Ca 2+ channels open) Phase 3: End of plateau as Ca 2+ channels close and K + permeability increases once more (opening of slow K + channels). Phase 4: Exit of K + brings back the membrane potential -90 mV. Figure 14-13...
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- Fall '09
- open K+ channels, K+ permeability, Slow K+ channels