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Definition of "calcium ion" []

  • Ion of calcium; a factor in the clotting of blood (noun)

WordNet. Princeton University. 2010.

Use "calcium ion" in a sentence
  • "During its period of activity, protein kinase aids in phosphylating proteins that open calcium ion channels to increase calcium action in the neuron, leading to a biological response such as the release of a neurotransmitter from the axon bulb."
  • "These calcium ion channels can be closed by the action of an enzyme called phosphoprotein phosphatase which dephosphorylates the proteins."
  • "calcium ion channels dephosphorylated proteins that shut off the calcium ion channels and bring the system to rest."