electrotonus
noun Etymology: New Latin Date: 1878 the altered sensitivity of a nerve when a constant current of electricity passes through any part of it

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  • electrotonus — ELECTROTÓNUS s.n. Modificare a excitabilităţii unui ţesut viu (nerv sau muşchi) în cursul trecerii prin ţesutul respectiv a unui curent electric continuu. – Din fr. électrotonus. Trimis de LauraGellner, 12.06.2004. Sursa: DEX 98  electrotónus s …   Dicționar Român

  • 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

  • électrotonus — [elɛktʀotɔnys] n. m. ÉTYM. Av. 1890; de électro , et tonus. ❖ ♦ Didact. (électrophysiol.). « État électrique d un nerf parcouru dans une partie de sa longueur par un courant constant » (du Bois Reymond) …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • electrotonus — [ē΄lek trät′ə nəs, ē΄lekträt′ n əs; ē lek΄trät′ə nəs, ē lek΄trät′ n əs, ilek΄trät′ə nəs, ilek΄trät′ n əs] n. [ModL: see ELECTRO & TONE] the changed electrical state of a nerve or muscle when an electric current is passed through it electrotonic… …   English World dictionary

  • electrotonus — electrotonic /i lek treuh ton ik/, adj. /i lek trot n euhs, ee lek /, n. Physiol. the altered state of a nerve during the passage of an electric current through it. [1855 60; < NL; see ELECTRO , TONUS] * * * …   Universalium

  • electrotonus — noun The variation of the excitability and conductivity of a nerve or muscle as an electric current passes through it See Also: electrotonic …   Wiktionary

  • 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

  • electrotonus — n. altered state of a nerve when an electric current passes through it …   English contemporary dictionary

  • electrotonus — elec·trot·o·nus …   English syllables

  • electrotonus — e•lec•trot•o•nus [[t]ɪ lɛkˈtrɒt n əs, ˌi lɛk [/t]] n. phl the altered state of a nerve during the passage of an electric current through it • Etymology: 1855–60 e•lec tro•ton′ic trəˈtɒn ɪk adj …   From formal English to slang

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