Refractory Period

The refractory period is the time frame in which a neuron can’t be stimulated to fire an action potential like normal. The refractory period can be split into two separate periods: the absolute refractory period and the relative refractory period. The refractory period serves to prevent the neuron from being excited again too quickly or from being excited by the remnants of the previous stimulation signal.

(“Refractory period”) 

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