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Membrane Potential

  • Definition: The voltage recorded across a plasma membrane due to an unequal distribution of ions and charged molecules on either side of the membrane. Such an unequal distribution of charge is caused by selective permeability of plasma membranes to specific ions and charged molecules.

    Source: Hickman, C.P., et al. 2011. Integrated Principles of Zoology. Fifteenth Edition. McGraw-Hill Higher Education.

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