Meaning LIGAND-GATED ION CHANNEL
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LIGAND-GATED ION CHANNEL


a channel in the membrane of a cell or organelle which responses to the binding of a molecule (otherwise known as a ligand).
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LIGAND-GATED ION CHANNEL


Also known as chemically gated ion channel. An ion channel that opens or closes in response to the presence of a particular chemical; an example is the ionotropic neurotransmitter receptor. Compare voltage-gated Na+ channel.
Source: 7e.biopsychology.com

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