refractoriness

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refractoriness

 [re-frak´tah-re″nes]
the state of being refractory.
postrepolarization refractoriness refractoriness to stimuli that exists even after a fiber has completely repolarized; see also absolute refractory period.

refractoriness

[rifrak′tôrines′]
the property of excitable tissue that determines how closely together two action potentials can occur.