1. a relatively long-lasting, enhancing effect following application of a maximal shock or stimulus to a neuromuscular preparation during which a subthreshold stimulation, otherwise too small to evoke a response, will produce a response;
2. a relatively prolonged lowering of the threshold of excitability after a maximal shock.
Wedensky,Nikolai I. (Vvdenskii), Russian neurophysiologist, 1852-1922.
Wedensky effect - a relatively long enhancing effect following application of a maximal shock or stimulus to a neuromuscular preparation.
Wedensky facilitation - the additive effect of a series of electric shocks.
Wedensky inhibition - inhibition of muscle response as a result of a series of rapidly repeated stimuli to the motor nerve.