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de·po·lar·ize

(dē-pō'lăr-īz),
To deprive of polarity.
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Again, this effect could not be observed when using potassium to depolarize the cells (Figure 3(d)).
Under KCl depolarizes incubating conditions, the MFME effect on insulin release was similar to extract treated control.
The Lurcher mutation in GluR[delta]2 converts this enigmatic glutamate receptor into a constitutively open cation channel that chronically depolarizes +/Lc Purkinje cells as they mature following the first week of postnatal development [20, 22].
Recent research has discovered that for certain functions millions of neurons will depolarize in synchrony; that is, at exactly the same time (Bushara 2003).
The magnetic field passes through the scalp and skull, and induces a current in the underlying tissue, which depolarizes neurons.
The results suggest that abrupt [Zn.sup.2+] exposure alters two membrane conductances in the root membranes of both species of Arabidopsis, a rapidly initiating conductance change that hyperpolarizes the membrane and a more slowly initating change that depolarizes the membrane.
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.
This rapid influx of sodium depolarizes the cell and elicits a myocardial fiber response.
During an action potential, the plasma membrane depolarizes to approximately 0 V and the vacuolar membrane hyperpolarizes to approximately -0.050 V.
The benefit of Benarde's approach is that it depolarizes and depoliticizes the debate over global warming.
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.