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generator potential


generator potential

noun gen·er·a·tor potential \ˈjen-ə-ˌrāt-ər-\

Definition of GENERATOR POTENTIAL

:  stationary depolarization of a receptor that occurs in response to a stimulus and is graded according to its intensity and that results in an action potential when the appropriate threshold is reached—called also receptor potential
March 03, 2015
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