hyperpolarize


hy·per·po·lar·ize

verb \ˌhī-pər-ˈpō-lə-ˌrīz\

Definition of HYPERPOLARIZE

transitive verb
:  to produce an increase in potential difference across (a biological membrane)
intransitive verb
:  to undergo or produce an increase in potential difference across something
hy·per·po·lar·i·za·tion \-ˌpō-lə-rə-ˈzā-shən\ noun

First Known Use of HYPERPOLARIZE

1946

hy·per·po·lar·ize

verb    (Medical Dictionary)
hy·per·po·lar·ized or chiefly British hy·per·po·lar·isedhy·per·po·lar·iz·ing or chiefly British hy·per·po·lar·is·ing

Medical Definition of HYPERPOLARIZE

transitive verb
: to produce an increase in potential difference across (a biological membrane) <a hyperpolarized nerve cell>
intransitive verb
: to undergo or produce an increase in potential difference across something
hy·per·po·lar·iza·tion also British hy·per·po·lar·isa·tion \-ˌpō-lə-rə-ˈzā-shən\ noun

Variants of HYPERPOLARIZE

hy·per·po·lar·ize also British hy·per·po·lar·ise \ˌhī-pər-ˈpō-lə-ˌrīz\

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