TRIGGER ZONE

a low-threshold area for inflicting a reaction. In a neuron, the trigger zone for eliciting an action potential is the axon hillock, wherein postsynaptic potentials come together.

TRIGGER ZONE: " In the brain, arousal of the chemoreceptor inside the medulla oblongata induces vomiting."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "TRIGGER ZONE," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 29, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/trigger-zone/ (accessed April 19, 2021).
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