Relative Refractory Period: Definition & Significance


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What is the relative refractory period?

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1. What are the steps to sending an action potential in a cell?

2. What is the voltage called that is needed to send an action potential?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz/worksheet combo will gauge your understanding of what a relative refractory period is. Topics you will need to be familiar with to pass the quiz include the definition of relative refractory period and why it is important for our body.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In this quiz and worksheet, you will be assessed on:

  • Steps required to send action potential to a cell
  • Type of voltage needed to send an action potential
  • Channel type leading to a neuron's initial depolarization

Skills Practiced

  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the steps to sending an action potential
  • Reading comprehension - ensure you draw the most important information from the lesson on relative refractory period
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding the type of voltage required to send an action potential and interpret it correctly
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the initial depolarization of a neuron

Additional Learning

Taking another look at the lesson called Relative Refractory Period: Definition and Lesson will help you delve further into this topic. Objectives covered within the lesson include:

  • Explain neural communication
  • Discuss the process of action potential through text and demonstrate with illustrations
  • Detail relative refractory period
  • Determine why relative refractory period is important for our bodies