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electrotonus

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noun elec·trot·o·nus \i-ˌlek-ˈträ-tə-nəs\

Definition of electrotonus

  1. :  the altered sensitivity of a nerve when a constant current of electricity passes through any part of it



Origin and Etymology of electrotonus

New Latin


First Known Use: 1878


Medical Dictionary

electrotonus

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noun elec·trot·o·nus \i-ˌlek-ˈträt-ən-əs\

Medical Definition of electrotonus

  1. :  the altered sensitivity of a nerve when a constant current of electricity passes through any part of it




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