Definitions for "Action potential"
The changes in electrical potential generated by the muscle cell membrane or nerve cell tissue in response to intrinsic or extrinsic stimulation. There are five phases: phase O is the period of rapid depolarization (polarity changes from negative to positive) and phases 1 through 4 return the cell to resting membrane potential .
The neural impulse that passes along the axon and subsequently causes the release of chemicals from the terminal buttons. go to glossary index
An impulse in a neuron taking the form of a wave of depolarization or hyperpolarization imposed on a polarized cell surface.
Keywords:  neural, elements, response
a response from neural elements