catelectrotonus

noun
cat·​elec·​trot·​o·​nus | \ ˌkat-i-ˌlek-ˈträt-ᵊn-əs How to pronounce catelectrotonus (audio) \

Medical Definition of catelectrotonus

: the local depolarization and increased irritability of a nerve in the region of the negative electrode or cathode on the passage of a current of electricity through it — compare anelectrotonus

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“Catelectrotonus.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/catelectrotonus. Accessed 21 Oct. 2020.

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