spike potential

n.

The main wave in the action potential of a nerve that is followed by negative and positive afterpotentials.

Nearby words

  1. spike heath,
  2. spike heel,
  3. spike heels,
  4. spike lavender,
  5. spike moss,
  6. spike-rush,
  7. spike-tooth harrow,
  8. spiked,
  9. spikedace,
  10. spikelet


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