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- gen·er·a·tor potential 'jen-ə-.rāt-ər- n stationary depolarization of a receptor that occurs in response to a stimulus and is graded according to its intensity and that results in an action potential when the appropriate threshold is reached called also receptor potential
* * *the depolarization produced in neural receptors in response to specific kinds of physical stimuli; called also receptor p.
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