catelectrotonus

noun

cat·​elec·​trot·​o·​nus ˌkat-i-ˌlek-ˈträt-ᵊn-əs How to pronounce catelectrotonus (audio)
: 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 16 Jul. 2024.

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