Ritter, Johann W.(redirected from Ritter law)
Ritter,Johann W., German physicist, 1776-1810.
Ritter law - a nerve is stimulated at both the opening and the closing of an electrical current.
Ritter opening tetanus - the contraction that occasionally occurs when a strong current passing through a long stretch of nerve is suddenly interrupted.
Ritter-Rollet phenomenon - on equal electrical stimulation of motor nerve trunks, the flexor and abductor muscle groups react more readily than the extensors and adductors.