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Explain, in a sequential fashion, beginning with the motor neuron, the steps involved in the initiation and propagation of an action potential, including all neurotransmitters and ions involved in the process.

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This solution discusses step by step process of action potential initiation and propagation with in a motor neuron. References used is included.

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This is a very detailed topic but I will try to give you a concise outline that you can elaborate yourself. Motor neurons are efferent neurons that originate in spinal cord and form synapse with muscle fibers. They have an electrical gradient across their cell membranes, with the inside of the cell being negative with respect to the outside at rest. This is known as the resting potential and is usually -70 to -90mV. ...

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