Resting Membrane Potential – Definition and Examples

What is the resting membrane potential? The cell’s resting membrane potential is the electric potential of the cell, and exists as a result of ions moving into and out of the cell. This video covers the definition of resting membrane potential, as well as how to calculate it using the Nernst equation. Subscribe – More videos – Support us on Patreon –

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