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What is the difference between a resting potential and an action potential? $____________________________$

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-An action potential is an impulse, occurring when a neuron sends information down an axon; this is the change in electrical potential that exists across the membrane of a nerve cell when it's activated by a stimulus; during an action potential, the neuron is more positively charged inside than the outside. -Before an action potential occurs, the neuron is in resting potential; resting potential is the difference in electrical potential that exists across the membrane of a nerve cell that is in rest; during the resting potential, the neuron is more negatively charged inside than outside;

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