catelectrotonus


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cat·e·lec·trot·o·nus

(kat'ē-lek-trot'ō-nŭs),
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]

catelectrotonus

(kăt″ē-lĕk-trŏt′ō-nŭs) [″ + elektron, amber, + tonos, tension]
The increased excitability produced in a nerve or muscle in the region near the cathode during the passage of an electric current.