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absolute refractory period


absolute refractory period

noun

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
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