beta rhythm


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beta rhythm

n.

beta rhythm

or

beta wave

n
(Physiology) physiol the normal electrical activity of the cerebral cortex, occurring at a frequency of 13 to 30 hertz and detectable with an electroencephalograph. See also brain wave

be′ta rhythm`


n.
a pattern of high-frequency brain waves (beta waves) observed in normal persons upon sensory stimulation, esp. with light, or when they are engaging in purposeful mental activity.
[1935–40; translation of German Betawellen; see alpha rhythm]
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Noun1.beta rhythm - the normal brainwave in the encephalogram of a person who is awake and alertbeta rhythm - the normal brainwave in the encephalogram of a person who is awake and alert; occurs with a frequency between 12 and 30 hertz
brain wave, brainwave, cortical potential - (neurophysiology) rapid fluctuations of voltage between parts of the cerebral cortex that are detectable with an electroencephalograph
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On the left side, the previous beta rhythm was converted to alpha (8 Hz) with amplitude of 49 [micro]V.
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