galvanotropism


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Related to galvanotropism: heliotropism, rheotropism

e·lec·tro·tax·is

(ē-lek'trō-tak'sis),
Reaction of plant or animal protoplasm to either an anode or a cathode.
See also: tropism.
[electro- + G. taxis, orderly arrangement]
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galvanotropism

The growth or extension of neuronal (axonal and dendritic) processes in response to an electrical field which, if it can be harnessed and directed, would be of particular use in patients with severed nerves.
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