Problem: What does it mean that a part of the membrane is refractory? Select all that apply.A. It is insensitive to another depolarizing stimulus.B. It means that voltage-gated K+ channels and voltage-gated Na+ channels are closed.C. It is ready to have another action potential.D. It means that Na+ is coming into the cell.

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When a membrane is in its refractory period, it is simply the downtime when another potential cannot be initiated. This is due to inactivated sodium channels.

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What does it mean that a part of the membrane is refractory? Select all that apply.

A. It is insensitive to another depolarizing stimulus.

B. It means that voltage-gated K+ channels and voltage-gated Na+ channels are closed.

C. It is ready to have another action potential.

D. It means that Na+ is coming into the cell.

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