How is chemical signal converted into electric signal in neurons during reception of any stimulus? 

Asked by keertiballary.kb | 2nd Aug, 2019, 01:27: PM

Expert Answer:

  • Neurons communicate through both electrical signals and chemical signals. 
  • The electrical signals are action potentials, which transmit the information from one of a neuron to the other; the chemical signals are neurotransmitters, which transmit the information from one neuron to the next. 
  • An action potential is a rapid, temporary change in membrane potential (electrical charge), and it is caused by sodium rushing to a neuron and potassium rushing out. 
  • Neurotransmitters are chemical messengers which are released from one neuron as a result of an action potential. They cause a rapid, temporary change in the membrane potential of the adjacent neuron to initiate an action potential in that neuron.

Answered by Sheetal Kolte | 3rd Aug, 2019, 12:22: PM