treppe

noun
trep·​pe | \ ˈtrep-ə How to pronounce treppe (audio) \

Medical Definition of treppe

: the graduated series of increasingly vigorous contractions that results when a corresponding series of identical stimuli is applied to a rested muscle

called also staircase effect, staircase phenomenon

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“Treppe.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/treppe. Accessed 14 Aug. 2020.

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