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Both of you guys have given quite good information. I appreciate it. I have one little question. This is the last one I think about this topic. Is it possible that when 40 mV reaches to axon terminal, it is raised let's say 45 mV? Technically speaking, can I say min and max transferred potential everytime between -40mV and +40mV according to excitatory or inhibitory effect?
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Well, it is about electron movements actually. That's the reason I have written it is biology+physics question. Normally, in an electric circuit, if you have 40 mV in circuit, this voltage is divided according to resistance in parallel wires. I mean electrons are divided, but with resistance it can be defined as voltage. Anyway, neurons send their signals to other neurons by both electric charge on axon and chemical at synapses. My question was if that electric charge is shared when the active potential reaches to where axon starts making branches to axon terminals.
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I liked your answer. As far as I understand, there is no connection between strengths of different synapses of same axon also. This has collapsed all the theory I was telling myself. Anyway, I want to ask one last question. Is it discovered that what kind of events change the value of threshold, or maybe is it fixed for all neurons?
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