Term: mechanoreceptor cell voltage-gated sodium channel complex
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Name: mechanoreceptor cell
Synonyms: mechanoreceptor cells
Definition: A cell specialized to transduce mechanical stimuli and relay that information centrally in the nervous system.
Ontology: Anatomy Ontology [ZFA:0009120]
Name: voltage-gated sodium channel complex
Synonyms: voltage gated sodium channel complex, voltage-dependent sodium channel complex, voltage-sensitive sodium channel complex
Definition: A sodium channel in a cell membrane whose opening is governed by the membrane potential.
Ontology: GO: Cellular Component [GO:0001518]   QuickGO   AmiGO