isoelectric

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

Definition of isoelectric

  1. 1 :  having or representing zero difference of electric potential

  2. 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

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

Medical Definition of isoelectric

  1. 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 Medicine, 30 Dec. 2010

  2. 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 Anderton, Nature, 17-23 Mar. 1983


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