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spike

Pronunciation: spik

Definition:

  1. A brief electrical event of 3–25 milliseconds that gives the appearance in the electroencephalogram of a rising and falling vertical line.
  2. In electrophoresis, a sharply angled upward deflection on a densitometric tracing.
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