Du Bois-Reymond's law

noun

Du Bois-Rey·​mond's law
(ˈ)d(y)üb¦wä|rāˈmōⁿz-,
-ü¦bȯi|
variants or Du Bois-Reymond principle
: a statement in physiology: a nerve is stimulated only by a change in electric current and not by a steady flow of electricity

Word History

Etymology

after Emil du Bois-Reymond †1896 German physiologist

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“Du Bois-Reymond's law.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Du%20Bois-Reymond%27s%20law. Accessed 23 Jul. 2024.

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