electrotonic


elec·tro·ton·ic

adjective \i-ˌlek-trə-ˈtä-nik\

Definition of ELECTROTONIC

1
:  of, induced by, relating to, or constituting electrotonus
2
:  of, relating to, or being the spread of electrical activity through living tissue or cells in the absence of repeated action potentials
elec·tro·ton·i·cal·ly \-ni-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

First Known Use of ELECTROTONIC

1832

elec·tro·ton·ic

adjective \i-ˌlek-trə-ˈtän-ik\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of ELECTROTONIC

1
: of, induced by, relating to, or constituting electrotonus <the electrotonic condition of a nerve> <electrotonic induction of depolarization>
2
: of, relating to, or being the spread of electrical activity through living tissue or cells in the absence of repeated action potentials <an electrotonic junction between cells>
elec·tro·ton·i·cal·ly \-i-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

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