membrane expansion theory n.
The theory that adsorption of anesthetics into membranes alters the membrane function to produce anesthesia.
- Membrane potential
membrane potential n. The potential inside a cell membrane measured relative to the fluid just outside; it is negative under resting conditions and becomes positive during an action potential.
- Membrane transport
noun 1. the process by which physiologically important substances, such as calcium ions, sugars, etc, are conveyed across a biological membrane
membraniform mem·bra·ni·form (měm-brā’nə-fôrm’) adj. Having the appearance or structure of a membrane.
membranocartilaginous mem·bra·no·car·ti·lag·i·nous (měm’brə-nō-kär’tl-āj’ə-nəs) adj.