In this video, I discuss the action potential. The term action potential refers to the electrical signaling that occurs within neurons. This electrical signaling leads to the release of neurotransmitters, and therefore is important to the chemical communication that occurs between neurons. Thus, understanding the action potential is important to understanding how neurons communicate.
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