American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. The restoration of a polarized state across a membrane, as in a muscle fiber following contraction.
- n. The act of repolarizing.
“After each heartbeat, your heart's electrical system recharges itself in preparation for the next heartbeat, in a process is known as repolarization.”
“Background Early repolarization, which is characterized by an elevation of the QRS-ST junction (J point) in leads other than V1 through V3 on 12-lead electrocardiography, has been associated with vulnerability to ventricular fibrillation, but little is known about the prognostic significance of this pattern in the general population.”
“In some ways, that kind of repolarization has to happen in the U.S. - where the social base of the Democrats simply abandon them, and re-congeal in a number of other movements, which in turn need to be unified around a revolutionary program of transitional demands in the midst of a profound social crisis.”
“Pisces is an era of often sharp and violent repolarization.”
“A repolarization of inner energies leading to a creative centralization of consciousness.”
“Caution also should be observed in cardiac patients; ECG repolarization abnormalities are seen during treatment with lithium.”
“Between the moment of depolarization and the moment of complete repolarization the membrane will not respond to the usual stimuli.”
“Following that breakup the cell membrane is altered again and repolarization can take place.”
“Both formation and breakup of acetylcholine is brought about with exceeding rapidity, and the chemical changes keep up quite handily with the measured rates of depolarization and repolarization taking place along the course of a nerve fiber.”
“The acetylcholine formed by the nerve cannot be allowed to remain in being for long, because there would be no repolarization while it is present.”
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