RESTING POTENTIAL

Imbalance of electrical charge which is present between the interior of an electrically excitable nerve cell and its surrounding cells. See also: action potential.

RESTING POTENTIAL: "The resting potential for a neuron is different from that found in other types of cells."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "RESTING POTENTIAL," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 28, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/resting-potential/ (accessed September 21, 2020).
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