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Definition:
The absolute refractory period refers to a period during the action potential. This is the time during which another stimulus given to the neuron (no matter how strong) will not lead to a second action potential. The absolute refractory period starts immediately after the initiation of the action potential and lasts until after the peak of the action potential. Following this period, the relative refractory period begins.

Related glossary terms/phrases:
Relative refractory period

See also:
Neuronal Action Potential - Refractory Periods



Definition:
See absolute refractory period and relative refractory period.

Related glossary terms/phrases:
Absolute refractory period
Relative refractory period

See also:
Neuronal Action Potential - Refractory Periods



Definition:
The relative refractory period refers to a period during the action potential. This is the time during which a stronger than normal stimulus is needed in order to elicit an action potential. The relative refractory period immediately follows the absolute refractory period.

Related glossary terms/phrases:
Absolute refractory period

See also:
Neuronal Action Potential - Refractory Periods









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