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Summary of Plasma Membrane Transport

Summary of Plasma Membrane Transport - Term Definition...

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Term: Simple Diffusion Definition: Flow of ions and molecules from high concentrations to low. without binding with carrier proteins Term: Facilitated Diffusion Definition: Flow of ions and molecules from high concentration to low concentrations with the aid of protein carrier molecules shuttling them through the membrane Term: Active Transport Definition: Transport of molecules from regions of low concentration to regions of high concentration with the aid of transport proteins in the cell membrane. Term: Endocytosis Definition: Active incorporation of liquid and solid materials outside the cell by the plasma membrane. Materials are engulfed by the cell and become surrounded in a membrane
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Term: Exocytosis Definition: Release of materials packaged in secretory vesicles Term: Osmosis Definition: Diffusion of water molecules from regions of high water (low solute) concentration to regions of low water (high solute) concentrations Term: Carrier Proteins Definition: Tansport small water-soluble molecules & ions across the membrane from areas of high concentration to areas of low
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