constitutive secretory pathway
constitutive secretory pathway[¦kän·stə‚tüd·iv ¦sek·rə‚tȯr·ē ′path‚wā]
(cell and molecular biology)
A secretory pathway found in all cells by which transport vesicles continuously leave the Golgi apparatus and fuse with the plasma membrane, and their contents are exported to the extracellular space or used as components of the plasma membrane.
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