saltatory


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sal·ta·to·ry

(sal'tă-tō'rē),
Pertaining to, or characterized by, saltation.

sal·ta·to·ry

(sal'tă-tōr-ē)
Pertaining to, or characterized by, saltation.

saltatory

pertaining to or emanating from saltation.

saltatory conduction
the leaping action transfer of electric potential from node of Ranvier to node of Ranvier along a medullated nerve fiber instead of a steady flow along the length of the nerve.
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Therefore, we recommend that drift fences be used with pitfall traps, and that these pitfalls be greater than 40 cm deep to avoid escape by saltatory mammals.
Witch flounder search strategy for prey is interesting because it appeared to change from a saltatory to a cruise strategy (see O'Brien et al.
I was not aware of saltatory [changes in these data]," he says.
Johnson, of the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, reported at the Chicago meeting that a stepwise, saltatory model fits these data better than any previous model.
This saltatory technical evolution keeps us in the forefront of patient care in this field.
Such saltatory conduction is much faster than simple linear propagation; consequently, demyelination results in considerable slowing or even complete blockage of nerve impulses.
Three clinical syndromes described with IVH are the catastrophic, saltatory and clinically silent syndromes The catastrophic syndrome evolves in minutes to hours.