afterdepolarization

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afterdepolarization

 [af″ter-de-po″lah-rĭ-za´shun]
an oscillation in membrane potential that is dependent upon a preceding action potential for its initiation, and which upon reaching threshold potential can induce arrhythmias that are said to be “triggered.” Early afterdepolarizations occur during phases 2 and 3 of repolarization; delayed afterdepolarizations follow full repolarization.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.
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