afterpotential

[ăftər-pə-tĕn′shəl]

n.

A small negative or positive change in electrical potential in a stimulated nerve that follows and is dependent on the main potential.

Nearby words

  1. afterpains,
  2. afterparty,
  3. afterpeak,
  4. afterperception,
  5. afterpiece,
  6. afters,
  7. afterschool,
  8. aftersensation,
  9. aftershaft,
  10. aftershave


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