Term: cardiac ventricle action potential
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Name: cardiac ventricle
Synonyms: ventricle
Definition: Cavitated compound organ that receives blood flow from the atrium and delivers blood to the body via the aorta. Valves are present to direct flow. There are only two chambers present in the fish heart.
Ontology: Anatomy Ontology [ZFA:0000009]
Name: action potential
Synonyms:
Definition: A process in which membrane potential cycles through a depolarizing spike, triggered in response to depolarization above some threshold, followed by repolarization. This cycle is driven by the flow of ions through various voltage gated channels with different thresholds and ion specificities.
Ontology: GO: Biological Process [GO:0001508]   QuickGO   AmiGO