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Generator potential

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A graded response to a stimulus, or a graded depolarization induced in the terminal of a sensory receptor, which after achieving a certain level (firing threshold), is capable of producing an action potential in the afferent axon in the nearby sensory neuron].


All receptors except those for vision, hearing, equilibrium, and taste, create generator potential.