Definitions for "Receptor potential"
An initial response of a receptor cell to a stimulus, consisting of a change in voltage across the receptor membrane proportional to the stimulus strength. The intensity of the receptor potential determines the frequency of action potentials traveling to the nervous system. recessive allele recedere, to recede] In a heterozygote, the allele that is completely masked in the phenotype.
See generator potential.
refers to potential change in a sensory receptor to an appropriate stimulus