Hole's Essentials of Human Anatomy & Physiology, 12th Edition (Shier)

Chapter 9: Nervous System

Essay Questions

Explain why the resting membrane potential of a neuron is negative.
Describe the general functions of the brain stem. Why can a person still be alive, even though he/she is declared “brain dead?”
A neuron receives a stimulus that, by itself, can bring the neuron to threshold, but no action potential is produced. Explain what could cause this.
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