phasic

adjective
pha·​sic | \ ˈfā-zik How to pronounce phasic (audio) \

Medical Definition of phasic

1 : of, relating to, or of the nature of a phase : having phases
2 : reacting rapidly and strongly to a stimulus but quickly adapting and having a short period of excitation phasic receptors

Other Words from phasic

phasically \ -​zi-​k(ə-​)lē How to pronounce phasically (audio) \ adverb

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