law of polar excitation

law of po·lar ex·ci·ta·tion

a given segment of a nerve is irritated by the development of catelectrotonus and the disappearance of anelectrotonus, but the reverse does not hold; that is, excitation occurs at the cathode when the circuit is closed and at the anode when it is opened.
Synonym(s): Pflüger law

Pflüger,

Eduard F.W., German anatomist and physiologist, 1829-1910.
Pflüger cords - ovarian tubes. Synonym(s): Pflüger tubes
Pflüger law - a given segment of a nerve is irritated by the development of catelectrotonus and the disappearance of anelectrotonus, but the reverse does not hold. Synonym(s): law of polar excitation
Pflüger tubes - Synonym(s): Pflüger cords
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