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Mesh term Chronaxy

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Electric Stimulation
Electrophysiological Phenomena
Nervous System Physiological Phenomena

Description

The shortest duration of an electrical stimulus where the threshold amplitude is twice the rheobase - the minimum required for eliciting an ACTION POTENTIAL at any time period. It is a measure of the excitability of nerve or muscle tissue, and is characteristic of types and/or condition of the nerve or muscle cells in the tissue.



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