supranormal conduction

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su·pra·nor·mal con·duc·tion

transmission of an impulse during the brief period of the cardiac cycle when it would be expected to fail if it occurred outside this time interval; considered to be better than expected rather than better than normal. Compare: supranormal excitability.
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1)" Their final conclusion stated, "The application of the concept of supernormal conduction in conjunction with that of concealed conduction and of unidirectional block permits a satisfactory interpretation of some otherwise inexplicable features of AV block encountered in clinical electrocardiography .
Although there is now general agreement that true supernormal conduction does not occur in the AV node, supernormal conduction has been demonstrated in the bundle branch-Purkinje system of the dog.
Supernormal conduction in the canine bundle of His and proximal bundle branches.