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Related to electrotonus: electrotonic current
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.
(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]
e•lec•trot•o•nus(ɪ lɛkˈtrɒt n əs, ˌi lɛk-)
the altered state of a nerve during the passage of an electric current through it.
e•lec`tro•ton′ic (-trəˈtɒn ɪk) adj.
the state or condition of a nerve when an electric current is passing through it. — electrotonic, adj.See also: Nerves