Biology (11th Edition)

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ISBN 10: 1-25918-813-2
ISBN 13: 978-1-25918-813-8

Chapter 43 - The Nervous System - Review Questions - Synthesize: 1

Answer

TEA would prevent the uptake of potassium ions which ends an action potential. This would cause an unending stream of neurotransmitter to be released, overstimulating the postsynaptic cell.

Work Step by Step

To answer this, look at the chapter for information on the role of potassium ions in action potentials and see how this drug would leave the neuron firing.
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