Medical Dictionary

absolute refractory period

noun

Medical Definition of absolute refractory period

  1. :  the period immediately following the firing of a nerve fiber when it cannot be stimulated no matter how great a stimulus is applied—called also absolute refractory phase; compare relative refractory period


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up absolute refractory period? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

a Mesopotamian temple tower

Get Word of the Day daily email!