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Jolly reaction

Pronunciation: zho-le'

Definition: rapid loss of contraction response of a muscle to faradic stimulation of the motor nerve supplying it, while the response to galvanic stimulation and the power of voluntary contraction are retained; an early method used for detecting disorders of neuromuscular transmission (myasthenia gravis).

Synonym(s): myasthenic reaction

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