Definition of depolarize in English:

depolarize

Syllabification: de·po·lar·ize
Pronunciation: /dēˈpōləˌrīz
 
/

verb

[with object] Physics
  • Reduce or remove the polarization of: the threshold necessary to depolarize the membrane
    More example sentences
    • Light passing through such a liquid crystal can be polarized and depolarized by changing the field and has led to the liquid crystal displays we see in watches, microwaves, and laptop computers today.
    • The positive charge that they carry produces a further membrane depolarization, which activates additional sodium channels, so depolarizing the membrane even further.
    • The ability of the plasma membrane to depolarize remains functional in the rho cells as evidenced by the release of insulin with the depolarizing agent KCl.

Derivatives

depolarization

Pronunciation: /-ˌpōlərəˈzāSHən/
noun
More example sentences
  • Whereas increasing temperature accelerated fluorescence depolarization, increasing solvent viscosity slowed the process down.
  • As the channel opens upon a depolarization, the trapped ion can escape to the intracellular medium increasing the stability of the bound toxin.
  • Polarization or depolarization of the membrane voltage opens the gate subunits and permits a flood of calcium ions through the cell membrane.

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