Dictionary > Unipolar

Unipolar

unipolar
1. (Science: physics) Having, or acting by means of, one pole only.
2. (Science: anatomy) Having but one pole or process; applied to those ganglionic nerve cells which have but one radiating process; opposed to multipolar.
(Science: physics) Unipolar induction, the simulation sometimes produced when one electrode of an induction apparatus is applied to a nerve.
Synonym: unipolar induction action.
Origin: Uni- – polar.


You will also like...

Homeostatic Mechanisms and Cellular Communication
Homeostatic Mechanisms and Cellular Communication

Homeostasis is the relatively stable conditions of the internal environment that result from compensatory regulatory res..

Water Cycle
The Water Cycle

The water cycle (also referred to as the hydrological cycle) is a system of continuous transfer of water from the air, s..

Chemical composition of the body
Chemical Composition of the Body

The body is comprised of different elements with hydrogen, oxygen, carbon, and nitrogen as the major four. This tutorial..

Freshwater lake ecosystem
Freshwater Producers and Consumers

Freshwater ecosystem is comprised of four major constituents, namely elements and compounds, plants, consumers, and deco..

Crossing Over and Genetic Diversity
Inheritance and Probability

Gregor Mendel, an Austrian monk, is most famous in this field for his study of the phenotype of pea plants, including ..

DNA carries genes coding for proteins
Genetic Information and Protein Synthesis

Genes are expressed through the process of protein synthesis. This elaborate tutorial provides an in-depth review of the..