Potential gradient



(1) The local space rate of change of the potential with respect to displacement.

(2) The net difference in electric charge across a cell membrane.


Word origin: potential: from Late Latin potentiālis, powerful, from Latin potentia, power; gradient: from Latin gradiens, present participle of gradior (“‘to step, to walk’”).

Synonym: electric gradient.

Retrieved from "http://www.biology-online.org/bodict/index.php?title=Potential_gradient&oldid=94265"
First | Previous (Potential energy) | Next (Potential resource) | Last
Please contribute to this project, if you have more information about this term feel free to edit this page.