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refractory period

noun

Definition of refractory period

  1. :  the brief period immediately following the response especially of a muscle or nerve before it recovers the capacity to make a second response —called also refractory phase



Circa 1880

First Known Use of refractory period

circa 1880


Medical Dictionary

refractory period

noun

Medical Definition of refractory period

  1. :  the brief period immediately following the response especially of a muscle or nerve before it recovers the capacity to make a second response—called also refractory phase; see absolute refractory period, relative refractory period




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