pulse-chase

adjective
\-ˌchās \

Medical Definition of pulse-chase 

: involving the exposure of cells to a substrate bearing a radioactive label for a predetermined time followed by exposure to a high concentration of unlabeled substrate in order to stop uptake of the labeled substrate and follow its metabolic course a pulse-chase experiment

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