Du Bois-Reymond's law

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

Definition of Du Bois-Reymond's law

: 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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History and Etymology for Du Bois-Reymond's law

after Emil du Bois-Reymond †1896 German physiologist

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