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Medical Term:

Wedensky effect


  1. a relatively long-lasting, enhancing effect following application of a maximal shock or stimulus to a neuromuscular preparation during which a subthreshold stimulation, otherwise too small to evoke a response, will produce a response;
  2. a relatively prolonged lowering of the threshold of excitability after a maximal shock.
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