voltage clamp

noun

Medical Definition of voltage clamp

: stabilization of a membrane potential by depolarization and maintenance at a given potential by means of an electric current from a source outside the living system especially in order to study the flow of potassium and sodium ions independently of the effects of changes in the membrane potential

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voltage clamp transitive verb

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“Voltage clamp.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/voltage%20clamp. Accessed 18 Jun. 2021.

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