downregulation

noun
down·​reg·​u·​la·​tion | \ ˈdau̇n-ˌreg-yə-ˈlā-shən How to pronounce downregulation (audio) \

Medical Definition of downregulation

: 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

Other Words from downregulation

downregulate \ -​ˈreg-​yə-​ˌlāt How to pronounce downregulate (audio) \ verb downregulated; downregulating

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“Downregulation.” The Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/downregulation. Accessed 13 December 2019.

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