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demarcation potential

 

Definition: the difference in potential recorded when one electrode is placed on intact nerve fibers or muscle fibers and the other electrode is placed on the injured ends of the same fibers; the intact portion is positive with reference to the injured portion.

Synonym(s): injury potential

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