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rheobase

Pronunciation: re'o-bas

Definition: The minimal strength of an electrical stimulus of indefinite duration that is able to cause excitation of a tissue, muscle or nerve.

Synonym(s): galvanic threshold

[rheo- + G. basis, a base]

See Also: chronaxie

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