generator potential

noun
gen·​er·​a·​tor potential | \ ˈjen-ə-ˌrāt-ər- How to pronounce generator potential (audio) \

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

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“Generator potential.” The Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/generator%20potential. Accessed 19 January 2020.

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