Wedensky facilitation

We·den·sky fa·cil·i·ta·tion

the arrival of an impulse at a blocked zone, enhancing the excitability of the nerve beyond the block and indicating that the neuromuscular preparation distal to the block has been changed even though the enhancing stimulus is not conducted through the blocked zone.
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Nikolai I. (Vvdenskii), Russian neurophysiologist, 1852-1922.
Wedensky effect - a relatively long enhancing effect following application of a maximal shock or stimulus to a neuromuscular preparation.
Wedensky facilitation - the additive effect of a series of electric shocks.
Wedensky inhibition - inhibition of muscle response as a result of a series of rapidly repeated stimuli to the motor nerve.
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