chronaxie

noun
chron·​ax·​ie | \ ˈkrō-ˌnak-sē How to pronounce chronaxie (audio) , ˈkrä-\
variants: or less commonly chronaxy

Definition of chronaxie

: the minimum time required for excitation of a structure (such as a neuron) by a constant electric current of twice the threshold voltage

First Known Use of chronaxie

1922, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for chronaxie

French chronaxie, from chron- + Greek axia value, from axios worthy — more at axiom

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chronaxie

noun
chron·​ax·​ie
variants: or chronaxy \ ˈkrōn-​ˌak-​sē How to pronounce chronaxy (audio) , ˈkrän-​ How to pronounce chronaxy (audio) \ also chronaxia \ krō-​ˈnak-​sē-​ə How to pronounce chronaxia (audio) , krə-​ How to pronounce chronaxia (audio) , krän-​ˈak-​ \
plural chronaxies also chronaxias

Medical Definition of chronaxie

: the minimum time required for excitation of a structure (as a nerve cell) by a constant electric current of twice the threshold voltage — compare rheobase

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