oxidation-reduction potential

noun

Medical Definition of oxidation-reduction potential

: the standard potential of an atom or ion that undergoes oxidation at the anode or reduction at the cathode in an electrochemical cell as compared to the potential of a standard hydrogen electrode when it is undergoing the same process

called also redox potential

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“Oxidation-reduction potential.” The Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/oxidation-reduction%20potential. Accessed 21 January 2020.

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