isoelectric

adjective iso·elec·tric \ ˌī-sō-i-ˈlek-trik \

Definition of isoelectric

1 :having or representing zero difference of electric potential
2 :being the pH at which the electrolyte will not migrate in an electric field
  • the isoelectric point of a protein

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isoelectric

adjective iso·elec·tric \ ˌī-sō-i-ˈlek-trik \

medical Definition of isoelectric

1 :relating to or being a flat line on an electroencephalogram indicating a lack of electrical brain activity :demonstrating an absence of brain waves
  • An isoeletric EEG may be purposely induced by the administration of a barbiturate or propofol to protect the brain during neurosurgery or to stop generalized seizures.
  • —Emery N. Brown et al.The New England Journal of Medicine30 Dec. 2010
2 :relating to or being the isoelectric point of a molecule or surface
  • The cytokeratin polypeptides range in apparent molecular weights from 40,000 to 68,000 and isoelectric pH values from 5 to 8 …
  • —Brian AndertonNature17-23 Mar. 1983

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