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describe how a nerve impulse is transmitted along to axon

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Dr. Lawrence Smith
30 years experience Clinical Psychology
It's complex: 1. Polarization of the neuron's membrane; 2. Resting potential gives the neuron a rest; 3. Action potential: sodium ions move inside the membrane; 4. ... Read More

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Dr. William Singer
51 years experience Pediatric Neurology
Electrical transmiss: Information travels down a nerve as an electrical impulse. At the end of the nerve, the connection with nerves, muscles or glands is called a synapse ... Read More
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Dr. Qamar Khan
17 years experience Pain Management
All Feeling: has to travel through nerves. You can't feel anything without the nerves, so any sensation felt is due to nerves that send signals to spinal cord and ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
52 years experience Neurology
Milliseconds: Nerve impulses in arms and legs typically travel at speeds over 40-50 meters/sec, as measured by EMG equipment. Nerve size, local temperature, chemic ... Read More
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Dr. Gutti Rao
Dr. Gutti Rao answered
46 years experience Hospital-based practice
Split second: Split seconds.
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Dr. Martin Raff
56 years experience Infectious Disease
Complicated: This description is quite improbable and sounds as it the person may be deceased. If you are having neurological deficiencies stronglysuggest that yo ... Read More
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A 56-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
52 years experience Neurology
Brief explanation: Most neuropathies affect myelin coverings (Schwann cell), but an advancing axonal neuropathy can secondarily affect the myelin. This is not simple, a ... Read More
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Please ask: Recommend a clear & specific question.
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Dr. Foster Carr
33 years experience General Practice
Biology of the brain: There are areas of the brain that become more active due to addictions. Neurophysiology can study the activity of these areas via eeg, mmg, fmri or o ... Read More
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
52 years experience Neurology
Death: "complete loss" would be incompatible with life.

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