refractory period | definition

  • period after an action potential when it is more difficult or impossible for an action potential to be fired
  • caused by inactivation of sodium channels and activation of additional potassium channels of the membrane

Source:

Clark, M., Douglas, M., Choi, J. Biology 2e. Houston, Texas: OpenStax. Access for free at: https://openstax.org/details/books/biology-2e

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