depolarization

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de- +‎ polarization

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  • (Canada) IPA(key): /diˌpoʊlɚˌaɪˈzeɪʃən/
  • (UK) IPA(key): /diːˌpəʊ.ləɹaɪˈzeɪ.ʃən/
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depolarization (countable and uncountable, plural depolarizations)

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  1. The act of reducing polarity, or the result of such action; reduction to an unpolarized or less polarized condition.
    1. (biology, medicine) An intracellular shift in electrical charge distribution, resulting in less negative charge inside the cell compared with outside; it is essential to the function of many cells, communication between cells, and the overall physiology of an organism.
    2. (sociology) Reduction of political polarization.
      Coordinate term: deradicalization

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