current-clamp technique

German: Current-Clamp-Methode
Japanese: 電流クランプ法

Physiology. A type of patch-clamp technique that is an electrophysiologic technique for studying cells and cell membranes. The current-clamp technique is a method in which the current is controlled and the voltage is measured in comparison to the voltage-clamp technique, in which the voltage across the membrane is controlled and current flow is measured. This technique is used to study for example how nerve cells respond to neurotransmitters that act by opening membrane ion channels.

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