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Current = conductance x potential difference
Stacks of membranes near the nucleus
When a neuron makes contact with another cell
Resting potential?
PSPs adding up via one neuron
The relative ability of an electric charge to migrate from one point to another
Blocks the effects of a neurotransmitter
The force exerted on a charged particle
ions with a net positive charge (Na and K)
Site of cellular respiration
Direct communication through gap junctions
Ohm's law?
Rapid repolarization of the membrane
Forms the initial segment of the axon
The final product of gene expression
Small bubbles of membrane near the axon terminal
Synaptic vesicles fuse with presynaptic membrane and release neurotransmitters
Responsible for sorting proteins
Branches of the axon
Determines the shape of the neuron
Mimics the effects of neurotransmitter
The assembling of proteins from amino acids
points along the axon without myelin through which ions move in and out
The process of assembling a piece of mRNA
Action potential?
Rapid depolarization of the membrane
Postsynaptic membrane is thicker than presynaptic
membrane potential
Reading of DNA
Equation that allows us to calculate the membrane potential at equilibrium using the relative permiabilities of the membranes
Post and pre synaptic membrane are similar thickness
ions with a net negative charge (Ci and Ca)
The cite of protein synthesis
Glia which fills space between neurons
Equation that allows us to calculate the equilibrium potential for an ion using the concentration difference
PSPs adding up via one or more neurons
Part of the action potential where the inside of the neuron is positively charged with respect to the outside

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