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cation

 [kat´i-on]
an ion with a positive charge. adj., adj cation´ic.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

cat·i·on

(kat'ī-on), Avoid the mispronunciation kā'shŭn.
An ion carrying a charge of positive electricity, therefore going to the negatively charged cathode.
[G. katiōn, going down]
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

cation

A positively-charged ion–eg, Na+, K+, Ca2+, Mg2+
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

cat·i·on

(kat'ī-on)
An ion carrying a charge of positive electricity, therefore going to the negatively charged cathode.
[G. katiōn, going down]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

cation

A positively charged atom, such as Na+ or K+, which is attracted towards a negative electrode (cathode). An atom which, in solution, takes a positive charge. Unlike charges attract; like charges repel.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005

Cation

An ion carrying a positive charge due to a loss of electrons. Cations in the body include sodium, potassium, magnesium, and calcium ions.
Gale Encyclopedia of Medicine. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.

cat·i·on

(kat'ī-on)
An ion carrying a charge of positive electricity, therefore going to the negatively charged cathode.
[G. katiōn, going down]
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012
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