muscle excitability


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muscle excitability

[eksī′təbil′itē]
the ability of a muscle fiber to respond rapidly to a stimulating agent.

muscle excitability

In a muscle fiber, the inducibility to contract. This is a function of the chemical and electrical state of the sarcolemma and the time since a previous stimulus was applied.
See also: excitability
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