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This period is the relative refractory period. As the K+ channels close, the membrane slowly approaches its resting membrane potential. Typically, repolarization of the cell by closing K+ channels results in an overshoot of resting membrane potential, creating a refractory period where the membrane potential equalizes to resting state. During this period, the nerve can be restimulated to fire an action potential by a supernormal stimulus. A larger than normal depolarizing stimulus is required to overcome the overshoot during repolarization by the voltage-gated K+ channels.

The vesicle membrane is recaptured from the synaptic terminal plasma membrane to prevent enlargement of the nerve ending and provide a constant supply of vesicles. The neurotransmitters then diffuse across the synaptic cleft and bind to receptors on the postsynaptic membrane. Based upon the type of neurotransmitter and receptor, the chemical synapse can result in either an excitatory or inhibitory postsynaptic potential. Excitatory neurotransmitters result in a depolarization of the postsynaptic cell.

The opening of the voltage-gated sodium channels is responsible for the rapid upstroke of the action potential. Slower acting voltagesensitive potassium channels are responsible for the delayed rectifier current, which, in combination with the closing of voltage-sensitive sodium channels, are responsible for repolarizing the axon. 2] B. The time period referred to in the question is caused by inactivation of voltage-sensitive sodium channels and is known as the absolute refractory period. During this time period, which immediately follows repolarization, the voltage-sensitive sodium channels CLINICAL CASES 39 assume a configuration in which they will not open, regardless of membrane potential.

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