Problem: Define the following terms: (a) absolute refractory period, (b) relative refractory period, (c) compound nerve-action potential, (d) synapse, (e) neuro- myo junction, (f) motor unit, (g) reflex arc.

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  • Absolute refractory period: The period immediately following the firing of a nerve fiber when it can no further be stimulated regardless of the stimulus applied.


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Define the following terms: (a) absolute refractory period, (b) relative refractory period, (c) compound nerve-action potential, (d) synapse, (e) neuro- myo junction, (f) motor unit, (g) reflex arc.