Learning Objectives

  • Differentiate the functional roles between the two main cell classes in the brain, neurons and glia.
  • Describe how the forces of diffusion and electrostatic pressure work collectively to facilitate electrochemical communication.
  • Define resting membrane potential, excitatory postsynaptic potentials, inhibitory postsynaptic potentials, and action potentials.
  • Explain features of axonal and synaptic communication in neurons.


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