current of rest

Definition of current of rest

: an electric current that is due to a difference of potential between two inactive parts of an organism (as between two regions on an unstimulated nerve) and that is modified when excitation occurs

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“Current of rest.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/current%20of%20rest. Accessed 26 Jun. 2022.

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