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Synonyms for electric charge

the quantity of unbalanced electricity in a body (either positive or negative) and construed as an excess or deficiency of electrons

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Beyond the immediate relevance to K-Ras in cancer, it is a completely new way that cells can use electrical charge to control a multitude of signaling pathways, which may be particularly relevant to the nervous system.
Well, there is some truth here, but the important omission concerns the fact that the electrical charge (the water attractant) within the cartilage of the joint attaches to both glucosamine and galactosamine.
These neurotransmitters, released from one neuron and detected by a another one, trigger receiving neurons to change their electrical charges, which either causes the neuron to fire off an electrical pulse propagating communication or to settle down, squelching further messages.
Since conductors can transfer heat and electrical charge so well, the mystery element is used in electrical wiring.
Roughly 70 security officers who monitor municipal buildings and parks carry Tasers, which send an electrical charge into a suspect and stun him into submission.
Using an electrical charge facilitates an excellent paint-to-metal bond, and is generally used to help prevent corrosion on all body surfaces.
Police challenged the armed man with a taser gun, which delivers an electrical charge, and the man dropped the knife.
The latter includes changes in the normal ebb and flow of the electrical charge around cell membranes, a phenomenon known as depolarization and repolarization.
Most chemical additives today have some type of electrical charge impact on the wet end, either through their direct charge or by the way they influence other charges.
While Colorado's Naropa University is not on the Circuit, it has just the kind of electrical charge needed (it worked for Allen Ginsberg).
Here's how: Tap water pumped through tiny microchannels would create an electrical charge.
Birkeland developed a cannon that could be fired using an electrical charge, and he experimented with the extraction of saltpeter from the air and with hydroelectricity.
And as a finishing touch she had wired pads fixed to her face which delivered an electrical charge.
The light from your scene actually changes the electrical charge in each silver halide crystal, making an invisible image, or latent image, that is sensitive to film developer (a chemical used to develop film).
An airplane, for instance, could be sprayed with nanoparticles and then given an electrical charge that would change its color.