electrical potential

noun
variants: or electric potential

Medical Definition of electrical potential

: the potential energy of a unit positive charge at a point in an electric field that is reckoned as the work which would be required to move the charge to its location in the electric field from an arbitrary point having zero potential (as one at infinite distance from all electric charges) and that is roughly analogous to the potential energy at a given elevation in a gravitational field

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“Electrical potential.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/electrical%20potential. Accessed 25 Feb. 2020.

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