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Problem: Which of the following is FALSE regarding the membrane potential? A. The resting membrane potential is determined mainly by the concentration gradients and differential permeability of the plasma membrane to K+ and Na+ ions. B. The resting membrane potential occurs due to active transport of ions across the membrane due to the sodium-potassium pump. C. In their resting state, all body cells exhibit a resting membrane potential. D. The resting membrane potential is maintained by solely by passive transport processes.

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Resting Membrane Potential: a relatively static membrane potential which is usually referred to as the ground value

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Which of the following is FALSE regarding the membrane potential? 

A. The resting membrane potential is determined mainly by the concentration gradients and differential permeability of the plasma membrane to K+ and Na+ ions. 

B. The resting membrane potential occurs due to active transport of ions across the membrane due to the sodium-potassium pump. 

C. In their resting state, all body cells exhibit a resting membrane potential. 

D. The resting membrane potential is maintained by solely by passive transport processes.

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