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refractoriness

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noun re·frac·to·ri·ness \ri-ˈfrak-t(ə-)rē-nəs\

Medical Definition of refractoriness

  1. :  the insensitivity to further immediate stimulation that develops in irritable and especially nervous tissue as a result of intense or prolonged stimulation


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a dividing ridge between drainage areas

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