electrotonus


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e·lec·trot·o·nus

 (ĭ-lĕk′trŏt′n-əs, ē′lĕk-)
n.
Alteration in excitability and conductivity of a nerve or muscle during the passage of an electric current through it.

e·lec′tro·ton′ic (-trə-tŏn′ĭk) adj.
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electrotonus

(ɪlɛkˈtrɒtənəs; ˌiːlɛk-)
n
(Physiology) physiol the change in the state of irritability and conductivity of a nerve or muscle caused by the passage of an electric current
[C19: from New Latin, from electro- + Latin tonus tone]
electrotonic adj
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e•lec•trot•o•nus

(ɪ lɛkˈtrɒt n əs, ˌi lɛk-)

n.
the altered state of a nerve during the passage of an electric current through it.
[1855–60]
e•lec`tro•ton′ic (-trəˈtɒn ɪk) adj.
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electrotonus

the state or condition of a nerve when an electric current is passing through it. — electrotonic, adj.
See also: Nerves
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When it is present over a protracted period, the coupling is thought to be due to some biologic stimulus, such as electrotonus. (3)