electrotonus


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electrotonus

 [e-lek-trot´o-nus]
the altered electrical state of an excitable cell when a constant electric current is passed through it; for example, the changes in membrane potential of excitable cells that cause a passive change in potential at every other point on the cell membrane.

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]

electrotonus

/elec·trot·o·nus/ (e-lek-trot´ah-nus) the altered electrical state of a nerve or muscle cell when a constant electric current is passed through it.

electrotonus

(ĭ-lĕk′trŏt′n-əs, ē′lĕk-)
n.
Alteration in excitability and conductivity of a nerve or muscle during the passage of an electric current through it.

e·lec′tro·ton′ic (-trə-tŏn′ĭk) adj.

e·lec·trot·o·nus

(ĕ-lek-trot'ŏ-nŭs)
Changes in excitability and conductivity in a nerve or muscle cell caused by the passage of a constant electric current.
[electro- + G. tonos, tension]

electrotonus

the altered electrical state of a nerve or muscle cell when a constant electric current is passed through it.