depolarize


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de·po·lar·ize

(dē-pō'lăr-īz),
To deprive of polarity.

depolarize

the act of depolarization.
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Under KCl depolarizes incubating conditions, the MFME effect on insulin release was similar to extract treated control.
Neuron B depolarizes (or activates) after neuron A and before neuron C.
Polarization cells are similar to zinc grounding cells in that as AC depolarizes the internal plates it can lower the back voltage, which may compromise the operation of the cathodic protection system.
If the stimulus is great enough and fast enough to cause the membrane potential to depolarize below a certain threshold level, an action potential will be elicited.
Her interpretation of the results is that in sensory nerves with both the chloroquine itch receptor and the wasabi pain receptor, when chloroquine binds to its receptor, it subsequently opens the wasabi receptor, which depolarizes the nerve cell and sends an itch signal to the brain.
Ach is then broken down and inactivated by the enzyme acetylcholinesterase (AChE), allowing the muscle fiber to depolarize.
The cell will remain at that resting potential until it is either driven to response by another pacer or can slowly rise to a point where it can spontaneously, automatically, depolarize.
Stimulation above a certain threshold causes an area of the nerve cell's membrane to reverse its resting electric charge, or depolarize, as positive sodium ions rush into the negatively charged cell.
GCS-100's ability to depolarize cancer cells' mitochondria and induce Bcl-2 mediated programmed cancer cell death response, while not being limited exclusively to the Bcl-2 pathway, makes GCS-100 a very exciting drug candidate for treating a broad spectrum of cancers.
1988) demonstrated that at light onset, hair cells depolarize as a result of electrical stimulation of the optic nerve exiting from an eye.
One hypothesis is that exposure to certain allelochemicals depolarize some plant root cell membranes (2).
03% by weight that can depolarize the neutron beam by spin-flip scattering by an unpaired electron.