[Answer] The time interval between action potentials is called the _______.

Answer: interspike interval
The time interval between action potentials is called the _______.
In physiology an action potential (AP) occurs when the membrane potential of a specific cell location rapidly rises and falls: this depolarization then causes adjacent locations to similarly depolarize. Action potentials occur in several types of animal cells called excitable cells which include neurons muscle cells endocrine cells and in some plant cells. In neurons action potentials play a central role in cell-to-cell communicationby providing for—or with re…
At any given moment a neuron may receive postsynaptic potentials from thousands of other neurons. Whether threshold is reached and an action potential generated depends upon the spatial (i.e. from multiple neurons) and temporal (from a single neuron) summation of all inputs at that moment. It is traditionally thought that the closer a synapse is to the neuron’s cell body the greater its influence on the final summation. This is because postsynaptic potentials travel through dendriteswhich contain a low co…

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