Medical Dictionary

generator potential

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

medical 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

Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up generator potential? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

WORD OF THE DAY

to praise usually to excess

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!