Medical Dictionary

absolute refractory period

noun

Medical Definition of ABSOLUTE REFRACTORY PERIOD

:  the period immediately following the firing of a nerve fiber when it cannot be stimulated no matter how great a stimulus is applied—called also absolute refractory phase; compare relative refractory period
April 19, 2015
desiccate Hear it
to dry up or become dried up
Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!
How to use a word that (literally) drives some people nuts.
Test your vocab with our fun, fast game
Ailurophobia, and 9 other unusual fears