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catelectrotonus

noun cat·elec·trot·o·nus \ ˌkat-i-ˌlek-ˈträt-ᵊn-əs \

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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