chronaxie

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noun chron·ax·ie \ˈkrō-ˌnak-sē, ˈkrä-\
variants: or less commonly

chronaxy

Definition of chronaxie

  1. :  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


First Known Use: 1922


Medical Dictionary

chronaxie

noun chron·ax·ie
variants: or

chronaxy

\ˈkrōn-ˌak-sē, ˈkrän-\play play also

chronaxia

\krō-ˈnak-sē-ə, krə-, krän-ˈak-\play play

Medical Definition of chronaxie

plural

chronaxies

also

chronaxias

  1. :  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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