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1. A flowing outward.
2. Something that flows out or forth; an effluence.
3. A passing or an expiration, as of time.

[From Latin efflūxus, past participle of effluere, to flow out; see effluent.]

ef·flux′ion (ĭ-flŭk′shən) n.


(ˈɛf lʌks)

1. outward flow, as of water.
2. something that flows out; effluence.
3. a passing or lapse of time.
4. a passing away; expiration.
Often, ef•flux•ion (ɪˈflʌk ʃən) .
[1635–45; < Medieval Latin effluxus]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.efflux - the process of flowing out
flow - any uninterrupted stream or discharge
inflow, influx - the process of flowing in


A sudden or rapid flowing outward:
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The idealism of Berkeley is only a crude statement of the idealism of Jesus, and that again is a crude statement of the fact that all nature is the rapid efflux of goodness executing and organizing itself.
5) The results show that the efflux pump (mefA gene) was the most prevalent mechanism (48.
N-terminal phosphorylation of DAT is involved in dopamine efflux and subcellular distribution, but the DAT amino acid residues, protein kinases and protein phosphatases involved in this process are not known.
A similar inhibition of potassium efflux from the cytosol was
MIC 2-4 mg/L) to only 14- and 15-member ring macrolides (M phenotype) because of mef gene-mediated active drug efflux mechanism.
These calcium signals might occur as active efflux from the cell to the exterior (energy consuming) or as deregulation of other ion transports.
ICA-17043 blocks this channel and prevents accelerated potassium efflux, which in turn prevents dehydration of red blood cells.
He found that almost all strains of Pseudomonas aeruginosa, a deadly microbe that often strikes people with weak immune systems, thwart triclosan because of the action of so-called efflux pumps.
1, right) are comparable only between serum (lanes A) and eluate (lanes C), but not between serum and efflux (lanes B) or between efflux and eluate (lanes B and C).
The efflux measurements can then facilitate evaluation of biliary clearance, transporter interactions and intracellular concentration.
Such inhibition will lead to a decrease in ABCB1 activity and anti-cancer drug efflux, which eventually result in drug resistance reversal and therefore, sensitizing drug-resistant cells to death in combination with chemotherapeutic drugs.