52: The action potential and the synapse Quiz

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  1. 1. The action potential can travel up and down, back and forth, along the neuron.

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  2. 2. An influx of sodium ions into the axon is what generates the action potential.

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  3. 3. To what gadget do neurotransmitters stick after they cross the gap?

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  4. 4. What does the Na/K pump do?

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  5. 5. The action potential can cross the synaptic cleft.

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  6. 6. Where does the action potential start?

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  7. 7. What crosses the synaptic cleft?

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  8. 8. Saltatory conduction gets its name from the Latin word “saltare” meaning:

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  9. 9. When the axon is resting, which is more abundant inside the membrane?

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  10. 10. What is the ration of Na to K ions pumped by the Na/K pump?

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