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What is a refractory period?

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Adria Ray

The refractory period is the short time immediately after an action potential, where the neuron can't respond to another stimulus.

Kelly Wingfield

A refractory period is the brief period immediately following the response especially of a muscle or nerve before it recovers.

Refractory period: short period after a nerve or muscle cell fires during which the cell cannot respond to additional stimulation.

Lawrence Shivers

The period immediately following the transmission of an impulse in nerve or muscle, in which a neuron or muscle cell regainsMORE

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