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Action Potential Essay
101-901 Human Biology
Answer the following question using full sentences. Your answer must be one page maximum
and may be handwritten provided your writing is neat and legible. (Illegible handwriting will be
handed back and you will have to word-process it). You may use this page and the back of it.
Question: Sally has to lift a heavy box using her bicep muscles. Using the graph below describe the
movement of ions and the opening and closing of gates that has to occur in the neurons controlling
her bicep muscles at each of the labeled points of the graph during an action potential. And end your
essay by explaining how the stimulation passes from her motor neuron to the surface of her bicep