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rheobase

[ree-uh-beys] /ˈri əˌbeɪs/
noun, Physiology
1.
the minimum electric current required to excite a given nerve or muscle.
Origin
1920-1925
1920-25; rheo- + base1
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British Dictionary definitions for rheobase

rheobase

/ˈriːəʊˌbeɪs/
noun
1.
(physiol) the minimum nerve impulse required to elicit a response from a tissue
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rheobase in Medicine

rheobase rhe·o·base (rē'ō-bās')
n.
The minimal strength of an electrical stimulus that is able to cause excitation of a tissue.


rhe'o·ba'sic adj.
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