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Fiziol. Zh. 2020; 66(4): 85-90

Clarification of the terminology used for description of calcium transport in different cell types

E.E. Saftenku1, J. Sneyd2

  1. Bogomoletz Institute of physiology NAS of Ukraine, Kyiv, Ukraine
  2. The University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand


Some basic scientific terms in the field of general physiology that studies intracellular calcium transport have a multitude of definitions in the scientific literature. In this article we analyze these definitional ambiguities and try to clarify some basic terms used for the description of calcium transport in cells. The use of ambiguous scientific terminology and conflicting definitions may be a source of misunderstanding among scientists.

Keywords: Ca2+ transport; flux; common pool models; all-or-none Ca2+ release; definitional ambiguity


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