rheobase

rheobase

[ree-uh-beys]
noun Physiology.
the minimum electric current required to excite a given nerve or muscle.

Origin:
1920–25; rheo- + base1

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rheobase (ˈriːəʊˌbeɪs)
 
n
physiol the minimum nerve impulse required to elicit a response from a tissue

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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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