Electrotonus

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Electrotonus (Physiol) The modified condition of a nerve, when a constant current of electricity passes through any part of it. See Anelectrotonus, and Catelectrotonus.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • electrotonus Of or pertaining to electrical tension.
    • electrotonus Of, pertaining to, produced by electrotonus.
    • n electrotonus The altered state of a nerve or a muscle during the passage of a galvanic current through it. The irritability is heightened in the neighborhood of the cathode and diminished in that of the anode. The currents of rest in the nerve are increased or diminished according as they run in the same or an opposite direction to that of the galvanic current. Also electrotonos, electrotonicity.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
NL., fr. combining form electro-, + Gr. tension