- end plate potential
- an action potential that occurs in a stimulated motor end plate, causing initiation of an action potential in the adjacent muscle fiber.
Medical dictionary. 2011.
Medical dictionary. 2011.
End-plate potential — Miniature end plate potentials and end plate spikes recorded from muscle fiber End plate potentials (EPPs) (sometimes called end plate spikes ) are the depolarizations of skeletal muscle fibers caused by neurotransmitters binding to the… … Wikipedia
end-plate potential — ▪ physiology chemically induced change in electric potential of the motor end plate, the portion of the muscle cell membrane that lies opposite the terminal of a nerve fibre at the neuromuscular junction. The end plate membrane is… … Universalium
end plate potential — Depolarization of the sarcolemma as a result of acetylcholine release from the motoneuron causing an influx of sodium ions. The end plate potential is the sum of quantal miniature end plate potentials. Development of the end plate potential is… … Dictionary of molecular biology
miniature end plate potential — (= MEPP) Small fluctuations (typically 0.5 mV) in the resting potential of postsynaptic cells. They are the same shape as, but much smaller than, the end plate potentials caused by stimulation of the presynaptic cell. MEPPs are considered as… … Dictionary of molecular biology
potential — 1. Capable of doing or being, although not yet doing or being; possible, but not actual. 2. A state of tension in an electric source enabling it to do work under suitable conditions; in relation to electricity, p. is analogous to the temperature… … Medical dictionary
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Excitatory postsynaptic potential — In neuroscience, an excitatory postsynaptic potential (EPSP) is a temporary depolarization of postsynaptic membrane potential caused by the flow of positively charged ions into the postsynaptic cell. They are the opposite of inhibitory… … Wikipedia
Postsynaptic potential — Postsynaptic potentials are changes in the membrane potential of the postsynaptic terminal of a chemical synapse. Postsynaptic potentials are graded potentials, and should not be confused with action potentials although their function is to… … Wikipedia
postsynaptic potential — ▪ biology a temporary change in the electric polarization of the membrane of a nerve cell ( neuron). The result of chemical transmission of a nerve impulse at the synapse (neuronal junction), the postsynaptic potential can lead to the… … Universalium