treppe

treppe

 [trep´ĕ] (Ger.)
the gradual increase in muscular contraction following rapidly repeated stimulation.

trep·pe

(trep'eh), Although in German spelling this word, like all nouns, begins with a capital letter, the English word does not. The final e is not silent.
A phenomenon in cardiac muscle first observed by H.P. Bowditch; if a number of stimuli of the same intensity are sent into the muscle after a quiescent period, the first few contractions of the series show a successive increase in amplitude (strength).
[Ger. Treppe, staircase]

trep·pe

(trep'ĕ)
A phenomenon in cardiac muscle. If a number of stimuli of the same intensity are sent into the muscle after a quiescent period, the first few contractions of the series show a successive increase in amplitude (strength).
Synonym(s): staircase phenomenon.
[Ger. Treppe, staircase]
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(29.) Puhvel 1984: 357; Tischler 1983: 354 with doubts on the meaning; Yoshida 1996: 101-2 for the "Treppe der Sonnengottin."
gedrehte treppe zu gnaden gehen--meme (sogar) in diesen sogenannten