SODIUM PUMP

a membrane protein that actively transports sodium ions out of a cell against the common gradient. In each cycle, this moves three sodium ions out of the cell, across the plasma membrane.

SODIUM PUMP: "A sodium pump is responsible for maintaining the resting potential of animal cells."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "SODIUM PUMP," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 13, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/sodium-pump/ (accessed November 27, 2020).
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