unipolar induction action
Unipolar U`ni*po"lar, a. [Uni- + polar.] 1. (Physics) Having, or acting by means of, one pole only. [1913 Webster]

2. (Anat.) Having but one pole or process; -- applied to those ganglionic nerve cells which have but one radiating process; -- opposed to multipolar. [1913 Webster]

{Unipolar induction} (Elec.), induction, as in a conducting circuit, by only one pole of a magnet.

{Unipolar stimulation} (Physiol.), the simulation sometimes produced when one electrode of an induction apparatus is applied to a nerve; -- called also {unipolar induction action}. --Du Bois-Reymond. [1913 Webster]


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