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inactivation

 [in-ak″tĭ-va´shun]
the destruction of activity, as of a virus, by the action of heat or another agent.

in·ac·ti·va·tion

(in'ak-ti-vā'shŭn),
The process of destroying or removing the activity or the effects of an agent or substance; for example, the complementary effect of a serum may be destroyed by means of inactivation at 56°C for 30 minutes.
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Figure 2(b) shows the inactivation induced by 25 kHz, 35 kHz and 50 kHz CW signals with the amplitude set to 10 mV.
It is worth noticing that the CW is almost ineffective at 50 kHz, being the inactivation always less than 20%, whereas 25 kHz and 35 kHz signals behave in a similar way, with a slightly better performance of the 25 kHz CW.
To obtain 100 % inactivation, too high amplitude values for the CW signal would be necessary; conversely GWN has the disadvantage of having a spectrum segment in the auditory frequency band.
When applying a combination of the CW (f=25kHz, A=10 mV) and the GWN (ctn=10 mV) to the neuronal patch of 15.7 [micro][m.sup.2],the inactivation ranges from 54% ([I.sub.0]=10 [micro]A/[cm.sup.2]) to 100% ([I.sub.0]=6 [micro]A/[cm.sup.2]).