electrotonic current


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e·lec·trot·o·nus

(ē-lek-trot'ŏ-nŭs), Avoid the mispronunciation electroto'nus.
Changes in excitability and conductivity in a nerve or muscle cell caused by the passage of a constant electric current.
See also: catelectrotonus, anelectrotonus.
Synonym(s): galvanotonus (1)
[electro- + G. tonos, tension]

electrotonic current

Etymology: Gk, elektron + tonos, tension
a current induced in a nerve sheath without the generation of new current by an action potential.
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