chronaxie


chron·ax·ie

noun \ˈkrō-ˌnak-sē, ˈkrä-\

Definition of CHRONAXIE

:  the minimum time required for excitation of a structure (as a neuron) by a constant electric current of twice the threshold voltage

Variants of CHRONAXIE

chron·ax·ie also chron·axy \ˈkrō-ˌnak-sē, ˈkrä-\

Origin of CHRONAXIE

French chronaxie, from chron- + Greek axia value, from axios worthy — more at axiom
First Known Use: 1922

chron·ax·ie

noun    (Medical Dictionary)
plural chron·ax·ies also chron·ax·ias

Medical Definition of CHRONAXIE

: the minimum time required for excitation of a structure (as a nerve cell) by a constant electric current of twice the threshold voltage—compare rheobase

Variants of CHRONAXIE

chron·ax·ie or chron·axy \ˈkrōn-ˌak-sē, ˈkrän-\ also chron·ax·ia \krō-ˈnak-sē-ə, krə-, krän-ˈak-\

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