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catelectrotonus

Pronunciation: kat′ē-lek-trot′ō-nŭs

Definition: The changes in excitability and conductivity in a nerve or muscle in the neighborhood of the cathode during the passage of a constant electric current.

[cathode + electrotonus]

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