monophasic

adjective

mono·​pha·​sic -ˈfā-zik How to pronounce monophasic (audio)
1
: having a single phase
specifically : relating to or being a record of a nerve impulse that is negative or positive but not both
a monophasic action potential
compare diphasic sense b, polyphasic sense 1
2
: having a single period of activity followed by a period of rest in each 24-hour period
humans are naturally monophasic beings

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“Monophasic.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/monophasic. Accessed 27 Sep. 2023.

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