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law of polar excitation

 

Definition: a given segment of a nerve is irritated by the development of catelectrotonus and the disappearance of anelectrotonus, but the reverse does not hold; excitation occurs at the cathode when the circuit is closed and at the anode when it is opened.

Synonym(s): Pflüger law

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