chronaxie

noun chron·ax·ie \ ˈkrō-ˌnak-sē , 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

Origin and Etymology of chronaxie

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


Medical Dictionary

chronaxie

noun chron·ax·ie
variants: or chronaxy play \ˈkrōn-ˌak-sē, ˈkrän-\ also chronaxia play \krō-ˈnak-sē-ə, krə-, krän-ˈak-\

medical Definition of chronaxie

plural chronaxies also chronaxias
: 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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