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electrotonus

Pronunciation: e-lek-trot'o-nus

Definition: Changes in excitability and conductivity in a nerve or muscle cell caused by the passage of a constant electric current.

Synonym(s): galvanotonus1

[electro- + G. tonos, tension]

See Also: catelectrotonus, anelectrotonus

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