rheobase

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rheobase

 [re´o-bās]
the minimal electric current of infinite duration necessary to produce a twitch in a muscle. In a strength-duration curve for muscle stimulation, it is the voltage at which there is no further decrease in threshold when the pulse width or duration is increased.

rhe·o·base

(rē'ō-bās),
The minimal strength of an electrical stimulus of indefinite duration that is able to cause excitation of a tissue, for example, muscle or nerve.
See also: chronaxie.
Synonym(s): galvanic threshold
[rheo- + G. basis, a base]

rheobase

(rē′ō-bās′)
n.
The minimal strength of an electrical stimulus that is able to cause excitation of a tissue, such as a muscle.

rhe′o·ba′sic adj.

rheobase

[rē′əbās]
the least amount of electricity that will produce a stimulated response.

rhe·o·base

(rē'ō-bās)
The minimal strength of an electrical stimulus of indefinite duration that is able to cause excitation of a tissue, e.g., muscle or nerve.
See also: chronaxie
[rheo- + G. basis, a base]

rheobase

the minimum electric current necessary to produce stimulation.