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Module 4: The Transmission of Neural Impluses

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The transmission of information along neurons is electrochemical in nature.

Resting potential is the electrical potential across the neuron membrane.

Action potential is the change in the electrical potential of a neuron membrane,
when it is stimulated, resulting in the transmission of an electrical impulse.

The membranes of two adjacent neurons and the gap between them is called a synapse.

The neuromuscular junction is the synapse between a motor neuron and a striated muscle fiber.

A reflex action is an automatic reaction to a stimulus.

The pathway followed from the beginning to the end of a reflex action is called the reflex arc.