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Depolarization: Definition & Concept

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Resting membrane potential (in millivolts) is typically:

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1. When a cell depolarizes, its charge becomes:

2. Cells that are excitable:

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and corresponding worksheet gauge your understanding of what depolarization is and the characteristics it possesses. Topics on the quiz will include charges of a cell and excitable cells.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these assessment tools to assess your knowledge of:

  • Excitable cells
  • Depolarization
  • Differences in ion concentration
  • Charges of a cell
  • Resting membrane potential

Skills Practiced

Use these assessment tools to practice these skills:

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you have gained regarding depolarization
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about cells in a different light
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as resting membrane potential

Additional Learning

If you are interested in reviewing more topics about depolarization, review the corresponding lesson Depolarization: Definition & Concept. This lesson covers the following topics:

  • Stages of depolarization
  • Definition of resting membrane potential
  • Excitable cells
  • Different charges of a cell
  • Ways the nervous system communicates with other body systems
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