Unformatted text preview: The neuronal membrane potential depends on different concentrations of sodium and potassium on either side of the membrane. Ionic concentration gradients are established by the action of the sodium-potassium pump. This pump requires ATP. Without ATP, the pump will not function. If the pump stops functioning the resting membrane potential will not exist and therefore the brain will not function....
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This note was uploaded on 02/26/2012 for the course NEOUROENGI 400 taught by Professor Xiang during the Spring '12 term at St Lawrence University .
- Spring '12