influencing the response of tissue to stimuli.
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Influencing nervous and muscular irritability in response to stimuli.
[G. bathmos, threshold, + tropē, a turning]
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bathmotropic(bath″mŏ-trop′ik) [Gr. bathmos, a step + -tropic]
Pert. to the excitability of nerves or muscles, esp. to the ability of heart muscles to be stimulated by the nerves that innervate them.
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