Catelectrotonus
Catelectrotonus Cat`e*lec*trot"o*nus, n. [NL., fr. Gr. ? down + ? (see {Electro-}) + ? tone.] (Physics) The condition of increased irritability of a nerve in the region of the cathode or negative electrode, on the passage of a current of electricity through it. [1913 Webster] ||

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  • catelectrotonus — The changes in excitability and conductivity in a nerve or muscle in the neighborhood of the cathode during the passage of a constant electric current. [cathode + electrotonus] * * * cat·elec·trot·o·nus .kat i .lek trät ən əs …   Medical dictionary

  • catelectrotonus — cat·elec·trot·o·nus …   English syllables

  • catelectrotonus — ˌ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ˈträtənəs noun Etymology: New Latin, from cata + electrotonus : the local depolarization and increased irritability of a nerve in the region of the negative electrode or cathode; also : the passage of a current of electricity… …   Useful english dictionary

  • catelectrotonic — |kad.əˌlektrə|tänik, d.əlˌe adjective Etymology: New Latin catelectrotonus + English ic : of, relating to, or caused by catelectrotonus …   Useful english dictionary

  • Catelectrotonic — Cat e*lec tro*ton ic, a. (Physics) Relating to, or characterized by, catelectrotonus. [1913 Webster] || …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Electrotonus — E lec*trot o*nus, n. [NL., fr. combining form electro + Gr. ? tension.] (Physiol.) The modified condition of a nerve, when a constant current of electricity passes through any part of it. See {Anelectrotonus}, and {Catelectrotonus}. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • anelectrotonus — Changes in excitability and conductivity in a nerve or muscle cell in the neighborhood of the anode during the passage of a constant electric current. [anelectrode + G. tonos, tension] * * * an·elec·trot·o·nus .an əl .ek trät ən əs …   Medical dictionary

  • electrotonus — Changes in excitability and conductivity in a nerve or muscle cell caused by the passage of a constant electric current. SEE ALSO: catelectrotonus, anelectrotonus. SYN: galvanotonus (1). [e …   Medical dictionary

  • law — 1. A principle or rule. 2. A statement of fact detailing a sequence or relation of phenomena that is invariable under given conditions. SEE ALSO: principle, rule, theorem. [A.S. lagu] Alexander l. states that a jerky nystagmus becomes worse when… …   Medical dictionary

  • polarity — 1. The property of having two opposite poles, as that possessed by a magnet. 2. The possession of opposite properties or characteristics. 3. The direction or orientation of positivity relative to negativity. 4. The direction along a… …   Medical dictionary

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