electrotonus

electrotonus

[ih-lek-trot-n-uhs, ee-lek-]
noun Physiology.
the altered state of a nerve during the passage of an electric current through it.

Origin:
1855–60; < Neo-Latin; see electro-, tonus

electrotonic [ih-lek-truh-ton-ik] , adjective
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electrotonus (ɪlɛkˈtrɒtənəs, ˌiːlɛk-)
 
n
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 tonustone]
 
electrotonic
 
adj

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electrotonus e·lec·trot·o·nus (ĭ-lěk'trŏt'n-əs, ē'lěk-)
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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