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Repolarization
Definition:
Refers to the return of the membrane potential toward the normal resting value after a membrane depolarization.

Related glossary terms/phrases:
Depolarization
Hyperpolarization

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






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