VOLTAGE-GATED ION CHANNEL

an ion channel which opens or closes in reaction to the voltage variation across the membrane, like the voltage-gated sodium channel which innervates the action potential. Commonly referred to as voltage-activated gate.

VOLTAGE-GATED ION CHANNEL: "The sodium and potassium channels are examples of voltage gated ion channels. "
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "VOLTAGE-GATED ION CHANNEL," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 29, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/voltage-gated-ion-channel/ (accessed April 2, 2020).
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