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nerve impulse term

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nerve impulse term

1. Which of the following statements about the resting membrane potential is TRUE?
A) the exterior of the cell has a net negative charge and the interior has a net positive charge
B) the exterior of the cell has a net negative charge and the interior is neutral
C) the exterior of the cell has a net positive charge and the interior has a net negative charge
D) the exterior of the cell has a net positive charge and the interior is neutral
E) the exterior of the cell is neutral and the interior has a net negative charge

2. During depolarization, which of the following statements about voltage-gated ion channels is TRUE
A) K+ gates open before Na+ gates
B) Na+ gates open before K+ gates
C) Na+ and K+ gates open at the same time
D) Na+ gates open while K+ gates remain closed
E) K+ gates open while Na+ gates remain closed

3. Depolarization occurs because
A) more K+ diffuse into the cell than Na+ diffuse out of
B) more K+ diffuse out of the cell than Na+ diffuse into it
C) more Na+ diffuse into the cell than K+ diffuse out of it
D) more Na+ diffuse out of the cell than K+ diffuse into it
E) both Na+ and K+ diffuse into the cell

4 The sodium-potassium pump is involved in establishing the resting membrane potential.
A) True
B) False

5 The nerve impulse is an electrical current that travels along dendrites or axons.
A) True
B) False

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