Du Bois–Reymond's law

noun Du Bois–Rey·mond's law \(ˈ)d(y)üb¦wä|rāˈmōⁿz-, -ü¦bȯi|\
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Du Bois–Reymond principle

Definition of Du Bois–Reymond's law

  1. :  a statement in physiology: a nerve is stimulated only by a change in electric current and not by a steady flow of electricity

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Origin and Etymology of du bois–reymond's law

after Emil du Bois-Reymond †1896 German physiologist


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