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bi·po·lar

 (bī-pō′lər)
adj.
1. Relating to or having two poles or charges.
2. Relating to a device capable of using two polarizations, such as a transistor that uses positive and negative charge carriers.
3. Relating to or involving both of the earth's polar regions.
4. Having two opposite or contradictory ideas or natures: the bipolar world of the postwar period.
5. Biology Having two poles or opposite extremities: a bipolar neuron.
6. Psychiatry Of, relating to, or having bipolar disorder.
n.
Informal A person with bipolar disorder.

bi′po·lar′i·ty (-lăr′ĭ-tē) n.

bipolar

(baɪˈpəʊlə)
adj
1. (General Physics) having two poles: a bipolar dynamo; a bipolar neuron.
2. (Physical Geography) relating to or found at the North and South Poles
3. having or characterized by two opposed opinions, natures, etc
4. (Electronics) (of a transistor) utilizing both majority and minority charge carriers
5. (Pathology) suffering from bipolar manic-depressive disorder
bipoˈlarity n

bi•po•lar

(baɪˈpoʊ lər)

adj.
1. having two poles, as the earth.
2. of, pertaining to, or found at both polar regions.
3. characterized by opposite extremes.
4. of or pertaining to a transistor that uses both positive and negative charge carriers.
[1800–10]
bi`po•lar′i•ty, n.
bi•po`lar•i•za′tion, n.
bi•po′lar•ize`, v.t. -ized, -iz•ing.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.bipolar - of or relating to manic depressive illness
2.bipolar - of, pertaining to, or occurring in both polar regionsbipolar - of, pertaining to, or occurring in both polar regions; "the bipolar distribution of certain species"
3.bipolar - having two polesbipolar - having two poles      
unipolar - having a single pole
Translations

bipolar

[baɪˈpəʊləʳ]
A. ADJbipolar
B. CPD bipolar disordertrastorno m bipolar

bipolar

[baɪˈpəʊlər] adj [system, situation] → bipolairebipolar disorder n (PSYCHOLOGY, PSYCHIATRY)troubles mpl bipolaires

bipolar

adj bipolar
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This finding is in accordance with the literature as bipolar neurons are consistently found to be the far less dominant neuron types in ganglia of most invertebrates (Croll et al.
14) Recently, investigators using induced pluripotent stem cell derived neurons have shown that patterns of calcium-related cell signaling in bipolar neurons are affected specifically by lithium in the culture media.
Specifically, the bipolar neurons expressed more genes for membrane receptors and ion channels than non-bipolar cells, particularly those receptors and channels involved in the sending and receiving of calcium signals between cells.