resting potential

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n resting potential the potential difference between the two sides of the membrane of a nerve cell when the cell is not conducting an impulse
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Usage

In literature:

A second condition of energy is energy at rest, or potential energy.
"The Story of the Living Machine" by H. W. Conn
Can't you see the potentialities in spending the rest of your life with the Galactic Medal of Honor in your pocket?
"Medal of Honor" by Dallas McCord Reynolds
For we can consider the machine at rest; it would then have existence and potential activity.
"Monophysitism Past and Present" by A. A. Luce
He feared potential enemies; there were potential enemies everywhere; and as he sat and rested he shook his head.
"Wang the Ninth" by Putnam Weale
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In news:

When a famous person is found to have a serious and potentially fatal disease, it often serves as a wake-up call for the rest of us.
Beyond the potential for political progress, the Gang of Six has something else to offer America and the rest of Capitol Hill: good manners.
Once the claim is made that the source code is being traded is made, the rest of the story writes itself: the potential for attacks is horrifying.
As disappointed as Dillon Gee is to potentially lose the rest of his season, he feared he was going to lose far more.
With the potential for more dry and hot weather throughout the rest of the summer, plant workers will proactively begin to dredge a section of the already low Cedar River next week.
Services in Northern Ireland that treat people with potentially fatal eating disorder s are lagging behind the rest of the UK, according to campaigners.
We now know how the very rich talk about the rest of us from the tapes that allowed us to eavesdrop on a conversation between Mitt Romney and his peers, millionaire and billionaire potential campaign donors.
Although Fields spoke only with this one juror , the rest of the potential jurors were seated in close proximity to the two old friends.
But employers still face a labor shortage -- and their potential responses to it may have big implications for China and the rest of the world.
Proper rest will not be an impediment to R.A. Dickey working in, and potentially starting for the National League, in the All-Star Game.
To scare the rest of the league out of potentially implementing a similar system.
In 1999, a non-curable plant virus native to Europe was found in Pennsylvania, causing severe economic loss to the state and a potential threat to the rest of the nation's fruit production.
Every year, thousands of women are put on bed rest to help manage potential health and pregnancy complications.
"When the body gets enough rest , it's set up to optimize to its full potential," Ray said.
The rest of the land will be used potentially to build a funeral home, park and even a soccer field for the member youths, he said.
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In science:

In the rest of this paper, we will comprehensively analyze DMs in this 2D Schr¨odinger equation with defective lattice potentials by both analytical and numerical techniques.
Two-dimensional defect modes in optically induced photonic lattices
Ve(re,0~) is the static potential which the electrons "see" when the nuclei are at rest.
Off-center impurity in alkali halides: reorientation, electric polarization and pairing to F center. I. Basic equations
The density dependence for several Λ potentials at rest in symmetric nuclear matter (no hyperons present) is shown in Fig. 1.
On the appearance of hyperons in neutron stars
Fig. 2 shows the density dependence of several Σ− potentials at rest in symmetric nuclear matter similar to Fig. 1.
On the appearance of hyperons in neutron stars
The potential power of Lyα for high redshift studies comes from the combination of its intrinsic strength and a rest wavelength that makes it accessible for observations in the optical atmospheric transmission window for redshifts from z ∼ 2 − 7.
Understanding Lyman-alpha emitters
Ingredients are constituent quarks with de fined rest masses, a con finement potential (mostly linear) and some residual interaction.
Baryon Spectroscopy and the Origin of Mass
From this analysis, we conclude that we should use the RGI potential instead of the FO one and we will take this attitude in the rest of the paper.
Improved determination of inclusive electromagnetic decay ratios of heavy quarkonium from QCD
Considering the atom as a clock operating at the Compton frequency associated with the rest mass, they claimed that the interferometer measures the gravitational redshift between the atom-clocks in the two paths of the interferometer at different values of gravitational potentials.
Does an atom interferometer test the gravitational redshift at the Compton frequency ?
Considering the atom as a clock operating at the Compton frequency associated with the rest mass, they claimed that the interferometer measures the gravitational redshift between the atom-clocks in the two paths of the interferometer at different values of gravitational potentials.
Testing the Gravitational Redshift with Atomic Gravimeters?
Note that we can also obtain Eq. (5) by replacing ϕ(i) and ϕ(j ) with the relative phases ∆ϕi∞ and ∆ϕj∞ that each clock accumulates relative to a fictional oscillator (∞) lying at rest, far away from sources of the gravitational potential.
Significance of the Compton frequency in atom interferometry
It follows 9 that couplings of this field to the rest of the model (which will naturally exist, unless an ad hoc symmetry is postulated to suppress them) lead to potentially observable long-range forces and time dependencies of the constants of nature.
Three tests of LambdaCDM
To extract the prediction for this effect in GQED, it is necessary to solve the field equations for the electromagnetic vector potential produced by a pointlike nucleus of charge Z e at rest in the moving frame.
Testing the Equivalence Principle in the Quantum Regime
As soon as a certain threshold is reached, the neuron fires and the membrane potential is reset to its resting value.
Neural Networks
An important quantity that can be measured from these surveys is the mean rest-frame ultraviolet emissivity as a function of redshift, which potentially traces the global history of star formation in the universe.
Cosmic Histories of Stars, Gas, Heavy Elements, and Dust
In the rest of the paper, we will take the trapping potential to be zero, U0 → 0 unless specified, and determine the vortex position self-consistently through the gap equation, Eq. (26).
Microscopic theory of vortex dynamics in homogeneous superconductors
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