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gate

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noun \ˈgāt\

Medical Definition of gate

  1. :  a molecule or part of a molecule (as an amino acid sequence in a protein) that acts (as by a change in conformation) in response to a stimulus to permit or block passage through a cell membrane




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gate

transitive verb

Medical Definition of gate

gated; gating

  1. :  to control passage through a cell membrane by way of (a specific channel) by supplying a specific stimulus <a transmembrane ion channel gated by the neurotransmitter acetylcholine>—see ligand-gated, voltage-gated





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