Nerve Conduction

 

Enough pharmacology for now.

Loosely related to local anaesthetics, some statements on nerve conduction today

BT_RA 1.1  Describe the physiology of nerve conduction

Entry of Na+ into the nerve cell during an action potential, causes further Na+ to enter the cell in a positive feedback loop TRUE/FALSE

A nerve cell membrane is charged at rest, with negative charges aligned along the outside of the nerve cell membrane TRUE/FALSE

Propagation of an nerve action potential is unidirectional along the conducting nerve fibre TRUE/FALSE

Saltatory conduction refers to conduction of the action potential in unmyelinated nerve fibres TRUE/FALSE

During the absolute refractory period, a supra maximal stimulus is required to elicit an action potential TRUE/FALSE

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