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Medical Term:

prepotential

Pronunciation: pre'po-ten'shal

Definition: A gradual rise in potential between action potentials as a phasic swing in electric activity of the cell membrane, which establishes its rate of automatic activity, as in the ureter or cardiac pacemaker.

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