electrophysiology

noun

elec·​tro·​phys·​i·​ol·​o·​gy i-ˌlek-trō-ˌfi-zē-ˈä-lə-jē How to pronounce electrophysiology (audio)
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
electrophysiological adjective
or less commonly electrophysiologic
electrophysiologically adverb
electrophysiologist noun

Examples of electrophysiology in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The scientists were able to demonstrate capacitive control of the electrophysiology of isolated hearts, retinal tissues and sciatic nerves of rats, as well as bioelectronic cardiac sensing. IEEE Spectrum, 31 Aug. 2021 So the tissue becomes a little bit larger and also the electrophysiology remodels it as well. Steven Strogatz, Quanta Magazine, 12 July 2023 Kistler is head of clinical electrophysiology research at the Baker Heart and Diabetes Institute and head of electrophysiology at The Alfred hospital in Melbourne, Australia. Kristen Rogers, CNN, 25 Mar. 2022 But these type of interventions haven’t been as possible in electrophysiology because patients couldn’t be viewed on an individual scale without extraordinarily invasive procedures that would create their own problems. Stephen Wunker, Forbes, 16 Mar. 2023 The Great Lakes region is already a center of excellence in imaging, radiation therapy, and electrophysiology, with globally competitive research, strong educational programs that train top people in the field, large anchor businesses and startups working on disruptive new technologies. Kathleen Gallagher, Journal Sentinel, 22 Dec. 2022 So she was quickly transported to the electrophysiology laboratory, dangling by her ankles, carried by the only man around with enough strength to do it. Louis F Janeira, Discover Magazine, 26 Aug. 2012 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 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

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 4 Mar. 2024.

Medical Definition

electrophysiology

noun
elec·​tro·​phys·​i·​ol·​o·​gy i-ˌlek-trō-ˌfiz-ē-ˈäl-ə-jē How to pronounce electrophysiology (audio)
plural electrophysiologies
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
electrophysiological adjective
also electrophysiologic
electrophysiologically adverb

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