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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