"Membrane Potentials" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus,
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The voltage differences across a membrane. For cellular membranes they are computed by subtracting the voltage measured outside the membrane from the voltage measured inside the membrane. They result from differences of inside versus outside concentration of potassium, sodium, chloride, and other ions across cells' or ORGANELLES membranes. For excitable cells, the resting membrane potentials range between -30 and -100 millivolts. Physical, chemical, or electrical stimuli can make a membrane potential more negative (hyperpolarization), or less negative (depolarization).
- Membrane Potentials
- Membrane Potential
- Potential, Membrane
- Potentials, Membrane
- Transmembrane Potential Difference
- Difference, Transmembrane Potential
- Differences, Transmembrane Potential
- Potential Difference, Transmembrane
- Potential Differences, Transmembrane
- Transmembrane Potential Differences
- Transmembrane Electrical Potential Difference
- Transmembrane Potentials
- Potential, Transmembrane
- Potentials, Transmembrane
- Transmembrane Potential
- Resting Potentials
- Potential, Resting
- Potentials, Resting
- Resting Potential
- Resting Membrane Potential
- Membrane Potential, Resting
- Membrane Potentials, Resting
- Resting Membrane Potentials
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