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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Upon stimulation in normal seawater, the squid axon depolarizes from approximately -0.
Upon stimulation, the characean plasma membrane depolarizes to approximately 0 V.
influx, the membrane never depolarizes all the way to [E.
An action potential can be propagated only if sufficient current travels down the cell to depolarize the adjacent membrane below the threshold in membrane potential.
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.
One drawback is that AC can depolarize the zinc grounding cell allowing more cathodic protection current to pass through the cell.
By blocking bcl-2 dimerization (bcl-2/bcl-2) and producing a bcl-2/A[beta]42 complex, A[beta]42 removes the protective effect of bcl-2, the mitochondria depolarizes and releases cytochrome c; a cytosolic trigger for apoptosis.