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evoked potential

noun
an electrical response of a nerve cell or group of nerve cells to externally induced stimulation, especially to determine whether or not an area of the brain receives sensory information from a particular stimulus.

Origin:
1965–70

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evoked potential

noun
the electrical response of the central nervous system produced by an external stimulus; "he measured evoked potentials with an electroencephalogram" 
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