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Chronaxia

Definition
noun
The shortest period of time required to produce an effective electrical current such that the stimulus strength is twice the minimum strength required for an excitation
Supplement
Word origin: Greek khronos (time)
Synonym(s):

See also:

  • strength-duration curve
  • rheobase


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