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chronaxie

noun chron·ax·ie \ˈkrō-ˌnak-sē, ˈkrä-\

Definition of chronaxie

  1. :  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

also chron·axy play \ˈkrō-ˌnak-sē, ˈkrä-\

Origin of chronaxie

French chronaxie, from chron- + Greek axia value, from axios worthy — more at axiom


First Known Use: 1922


Medical Dictionary

chronaxie

noun chron·ax·ie

Medical Definition of chronaxie

plural chron·ax·ies also chron·ax·ias

  1. :  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

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

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  1. Medical Dictionary: Definition of "chronaxie"


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