Passive Ion Transport Definition


Passive Ion Transport:

The movement of ions across energy-transducing cell membranes. Transport can be active, passive or facilitated. Ions may travel by themselves (uniport), or as a group of two or more ions in the same (symport) or opposite (antiport) directions.

Synonym: antiport, active ion transport, ion transport, ion cotransport, intracellular ion exchange, facilitated ion transport, uniport, symport.