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sodium-potassium pump

sodium-potassium pump in Medicine

sodium-potassium pump n.
The enzyme-based mechanism that maintains correct cellular concentrations of sodium and potassium ions by removing excess ions from inside a cell and replacing them with ions from outside the cell.

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