galvanotaxis

The directed movement of cells induced by an applied voltage. This movement is almost always directed toward the cathode, occurs at fields around 1 mV/mm, and is argued to be involved in cell guidance during morphogenesis, and in the repair of wounds. The term galvanotropism is used for neurons, since the cell body remain stationary and the neurites grow toward the cathode. Note that these processes involve cell locomotion, and are distinct from cell electrophoresis. ...

galvanotaxis

<physiology> The directed movement of cells induced by an applied voltage. This movement is almost always directed toward the cathode, occurs at fields around 1 mV/mm and is argued to be involved in cell guidance during morphogenesis and in the repair of wounds. ... The term galvanotropism is used for neurons, since the cell body remain stati...
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galvanotaxis

galvanotaxis, galvanotactic 1. Movement of certain organisms in relation to the direction of an electric field or current. 2. A directed reaction of a motile organism to an electric current.
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galvanotaxis

Type: Term Pronunciation: gal′vă-nō-tak′sis Synonyms: electrotaxis
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