downregulation

noun

down·​reg·​u·​la·​tion ˈdau̇n-ˌreg-yə-ˈlā-shən How to pronounce downregulation (audio)
: the process of reducing or suppressing a response to a stimulus
specifically : reduction in a cellular response to a molecule (as insulin) due to a decrease in the number of receptors on the cell surface
downregulate verb
downregulated; downregulating

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“Downregulation.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/downregulation. Accessed 21 Feb. 2024.

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