hyperpolarize

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verb hy·per·po·lar·ize \ˌhī-pər-ˈpō-lə-ˌrīz\

Definition of hyperpolarize

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to produce an increase in potential difference across (a biological membrane)

  3. intransitive verb
  4. :  to undergo or produce an increase in potential difference across something

hyperpolarization

play \ˌhī-pər-ˌpō-lə-rə-ˈzā-shən\ noun

1946

First Known Use of hyperpolarize

1946


Medical Dictionary

hyperpolarize

verb hy·per·po·lar·ize
variants: or chiefly British

hyperpolarise

\ˌhī-pər-ˈpō-lə-ˌrīz\play

Medical Definition of hyperpolarize

hyperpolarized

or chiefly British

hyperpolarised

;

hyperpolarizing

or chiefly British

hyperpolarising

  1. transitive verb

  2. :  to produce an increase in potential difference across (a biological membrane) a hyperpolarized nerve cell

  3. intransitive verb

  4. :  to undergo or produce an increase in potential difference across something

hyperpolarization

or chiefly British

hyperpolarisation

\-ˌpō-lə-rə-ˈzā-shən\play noun

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