voltage clamp

noun

: 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
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 16 Jun. 2024.

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