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chronaxie

Pronunciation: kro'nak-se

Definition: A measurement of excitability of nervous or muscular tissue; the shortest duration of an effective electrical stimulus having a strength equal to twice the minimum strength required for excitation.

Synonym(s): chronaxia, chronaxis, chronaxy

[G. chronos, time, + axia, value]

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