Definition of resting potential in English:

resting potential

Syllabification: rest·ing po·ten·tial


  • The electrical potential of a neuron or other excitable cell relative to its surroundings when not stimulated or involved in passage of an impulse.
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    • The resting potential changes when the cell is stimulated.
    • Oocytes with resting potentials more positive than - 30 mV were discarded.
    • In these conditions the neurons survived for more than a week and kept their resting potentials between - 50 and - 55 mV.

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