electrophysiology

noun
elec·​tro·​phys·​i·​ol·​o·​gy | \ i-ˌlek-trō-ˌfi-zē-ˈä-lə-jē How to pronounce electrophysiology (audio) \

Definition of electrophysiology

1 : physiology that is concerned with the electrical aspects of physiological phenomena
2 : electrical phenomena associated with a physiological process (such as the function of a body or bodily part) electrophysiology of the eye

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Other Words from electrophysiology

electrophysiological \ i-​ˌlek-​trō-​ˌfi-​zē-​ə-​ˈlä-​ji-​kəl How to pronounce electrophysiology (audio) \ or less commonly electrophysiologic \ i-​ˌlek-​trō-​ˌfi-​zē-​ə-​ˈlä-​jik How to pronounce electrophysiology (audio) \ adjective
electrophysiologically \ i-​ˌlek-​trō-​ˌfi-​zē-​ə-​ˈlä-​ji-​k(ə-​)lē How to pronounce electrophysiology (audio) \ adverb
electrophysiologist \ i-​ˌlek-​trō-​ˌfi-​zē-​ˈä-​lə-​jist How to pronounce electrophysiology (audio) \ noun

Examples of electrophysiology in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web But again, the particular work that involved electrophysiology was actually done and written up by my collaborator, a very experienced electrophysiologist. Quanta Magazine, "Catherine Dulac Finds Brain Circuitry Behind Sex-Specific Behaviors," 14 Dec. 2020 He’s being evaluated by a cardiologist specializing in electrophysiology for an implantable defibrillator. John Benson, cleveland, "Recovering at home from a heart attack, Parma resident is a ‘walking miracle’," 2 Sep. 2020 Decades of work has established a clear circuitry that has largely held up in human imaging and physiology studies and in rodent studies using modern tools such as optogenetics, chemogenetics, calcium and electrophysiology tools. Dean Mobbs, Scientific American, "On the Nature of Fear," 20 Sep. 2019 Erich Kiehl, an electrophysiology fellow from the Cleveland Clinic, was also on board American Eagle flight 5471. Lindsey Bever, ajc, "She collapsed on flight to Cleveland Clinic. A doctor from there was on board.," 7 May 2018 While not as sudden or alarming, Pete’s symptoms this time were enough to consult with Gaurang Gandhi, MD, an electrophysiologist with the TriHealth Heart Institute and director of electrophysiology and cardiology at Bethesda North Hospital. Trihealth, Cincinnati.com, "Collaborative treatment helps Pete get moving after AFib," 4 May 2018 With age, people tend to get more premature beats, added Hugh Calkins, director of the electrophysiology lab at Johns Hopkins Medicine in Baltimore. Emily Sohn, Washington Post, "Everyone has heart palpitations, but for some it can be serious," 7 Mar. 2018 In AFib—which affects as many as 3% of the population, with most cases occurring in those over 65—the electrophysiology of the heart is out of whack, and its two upper chambers (the atria) fibrillate, or quiver, instead of contracting fully. Clifton Leaf, Fortune, "Could Your Fitbit Prevent a Stroke?," 31 Oct. 2017 The groom’s mother is a nurse practitioner in cardiac electrophysiology at the Mills-Peninsula Medical Center in Burlingame, Calif. New York Times, "Alison Macbeth, Daniel Cook," 6 Aug. 2017

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First Known Use of electrophysiology

1838, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Electrophysiology.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/electrophysiology. Accessed 6 May. 2021.

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electrophysiology

noun
elec·​tro·​phys·​i·​ol·​o·​gy | \ i-ˌlek-trō-ˌfiz-ē-ˈäl-ə-jē How to pronounce electrophysiology (audio) \
plural electrophysiologies

Medical Definition of electrophysiology

1 : physiology that is concerned with the electrical aspects of physiological phenomena
2 : electrical phenomena associated with a physiological process (as the function of a body or bodily part) electrophysiology of the eye

Other Words from electrophysiology

electrophysiological \ -​ē-​ə-​ˈläj-​i-​kəl How to pronounce electrophysiology (audio) \ also electrophysiologic \ -​ik How to pronounce electrophysiology (audio) \ adjective
electrophysiologically \ -​i-​k(ə-​)lē How to pronounce electrophysiology (audio) \ adverb

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