temporal summation


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temporal summation

See summation, def. 2.

temporal summation

The build-up of an electrical charge on a membrane as a result of more than one small successive inputs.

temporal

1. pertaining to the temple. Said of bones and muscles—see Tables 10 and 13.
2. pertaining to time; limited as to time; temporary.

temporal distribution
distribution of events or population in chronological time; a suitable scatter graph may reveal clusters that have epidemiological significance.
temporal lobe
a long, tongue-shaped process constituting the lower lateral portion of the cerebral hemisphere.
temporal summation
occurs in the transmission of nerve impulses when a volley of impulses arrives at a synapse so that the duration of the impulses is briefer than the postsynaptic potential and their deliveries of transmitter are combined to create a larger than normal response.