rheobase

noun
rheo·​base | \ ˈrē-ō-ˌbās How to pronounce rheobase (audio) \

Medical Definition of rheobase

: the minimal electric current required to excite a tissue (as nerve or muscle) given an indefinitely long time during which the current is applied — compare chronaxie

Other Words from rheobase

rheobasic \ -​ˌbā-​sik, -​zik How to pronounce rheobase (audio) \ adjective

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“Rheobase.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/rheobase. Accessed 15 Jan. 2021.

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