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Definition:
Refers to the rapid depolarization of the membrane early in the action potential. In neuronal, skeletal muscle, and cardiac muscle action potentials, the Hodgkin cycle is responsible for the spike phase of the action potential.

See figure.

See also:
Important Features of the Neuronal Action Potential



Definition:
Action potential

Related glossary terms/phrases:
Action potential









Posted: Sunday, March 31, 2013
Last updated: Friday, August 28, 2015