adjective see phase I

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  • phasic — pha·sic fā zik adj 1) of, relating to, or of the nature of a phase: having phases 2) reacting rapidly and strongly to a stimulus but quickly adapting and having a short period of excitation <phasic receptors> pha·si·cal·ly zi k(ə )lē adv …   Medical dictionary

  • phasic — ˈfāzik, zēk adjective Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary phase (II) + ic : of, relating to, or of the nature of a phase : having phases : functioning by phases phasic alternation of excitability and inexcitability Encyc. Britannica …   Useful english dictionary

  • phasic — See adaptation …   Dictionary of molecular biology

  • phasic — See phase. * * * …   Universalium

  • phasic — adjective a) Of, or related to phase b) Describing the discontinuous activity of excitable cells or tissues …   Wiktionary

  • phasic — feɪzɪk adj. consisting of stages, consisting of phases …   English contemporary dictionary

  • phasic — [ feɪzɪk] adjective relating to a phase or phases. ↘chiefly Physiology occurring in phases …   English new terms dictionary

  • phasic — pha·sic …   English syllables

  • Phasic receptor — A phasic receptor is a sensory receptor that returns to its resting potential even though the stimulus is still applied. The process by which the magnitude of the generator potential decreases, even when the stimulus is maintained, is called… …   Wikipedia

  • Phasic transmitter — A phasic transmitter is a neurotransmitter that is released by the firing of a also*Tonic transmitter *Phasic receptor …   Wikipedia

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