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gating

Pronunciation: gat'ing

Definition:

  1. In a biologic membrane, the opening and closing of a channel, believed to be associated with changes in integral membrane proteins.
  2. A process in which electrical signals are selected by a gate, which passes such signals only when the gate pulse is present to act as a control signal, or passes only the signals that have certain characteristics.

See: gate

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