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Depolarization
Definition:
Refers to a change in the value of the membrane potential, where the membrane potential becomes less negative (or more positive) than the resting membrane potential.

Related glossary terms/phrases:
Repolarization
Hyperpolarization

See also:
Resting Membrane Potential - Introduction
Figure showing depolarization, repolarization, and hyperpolarization






Posted: Saturday, February 15, 2014
Last updated: Saturday, February 15, 2014