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

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 Alexander Volkov of Oakwood University has been researching plant electrophysiology—and specifically Venus flytraps—for decades. Joanna Thompson, Scientific American, 1 Mar. 2022 As tools to record the signals neurons use to communicate became available, researchers have tried to categorize cells by comparing their different firing patterns, the specialty of the discipline known as electrophysiology. Simon Makin, Scientific American, 6 Oct. 2021 Boston Scientific says the device is part of a $6 billion market for electrophysiology treatments that is growing more than 10% a year. Joe Carlson, Star Tribune, 24 June 2021 But again, the particular work that involved electrophysiology was actually done and written up by my collaborator, a very experienced electrophysiologist. Quanta Magazine, 14 Dec. 2020 He’s being evaluated by a cardiologist specializing in electrophysiology for an implantable defibrillator. John Benson, cleveland, 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, 20 Sep. 2019 Erich Kiehl, an electrophysiology fellow from the Cleveland Clinic, was also on board American Eagle flight 5471. Lindsey Bever, ajc, 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, 4 May 2018 See More

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First Known Use of electrophysiology

1838, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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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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