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Change of the Membrane Potential

Triggering of an action potential based on a massive efflux of ions (straight orange arrows). The ion reflux is depicted by the wavy arrows. The ion efflux is a passive, while the uptake is an active process, i.e. it consumes energy (according to W. HAUPT, 1977).

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