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Action Potentials/ Synapse/ Graded Potentials

Action Potentials/ Synapse/ Graded Potentials

This video describes the steps of an action potential, refractory periods, and how they compare with graded potentials, as well as events at the synapse.

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Action Potentials, the synapse, graded potentials 

Ion concentrations around cells 0:15 

Polarization 4:07 

Voltage-gated and chemically-gated ion channels 4:40 

Pre and postsynaptic neurons 6:14 

Action potentials 8:05 

Summary of steps in an action potential 14:25 

Sodium inactivation gate and refractory periods 15:44 

Saltatory conduction 19:35 

The synapse 21:40 

Graded potentials 23:44 

Action potential-Graded potential summary chart 29:35 

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