ion channel

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ion channel

n.
A pathway through a protein molecule or complex in a cell membrane that modulates the electrical potential across the membrane by controlling the passage of small inorganic ions into and out of the cell.
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NMDA blockers are an exciting class of compounds which block the pathways or ion-channels that allow the entry of the lethal amounts of calcium ions into nerve cells.
CNS 1102 is the company's lead NMDA ion-channel blocker.