Medical Dictionary


noun sum·ma·tion \(ˌ)sə-ˈmā-shən\

Medical Definition of SUMMATION

:  cumulative action or effect; especially :  the process by which a sequence of stimuli that are individually inadequate to produce a response are cumulatively able to induce a nerve impulse—see spatial summation, temporal summation
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