Applying this perfect method, I found that the latent period was in some cases as short as a second.
The modification of the latent period with the intensity of stimulus.
When this is not done, the latent period at 20 may be as long as 1-1/5 seconds; but soon after this irritability disappears.
The latent period is shortened with the intensity of the stimulus.
In the case of tropic curvature induced by light, I find that the latent period is reduced under increasing intensity of light.
The latent period is reduced when the plant is irrigated with warm water.
The method by which I determined the latent period in the case of this species was as follows.
There is in this case a lag of an hour; but the latent period may, sometimes, be as long as three hours.
It is probable that in such a case the conflict between the two opposite reactions prolongs the latent period.
The persistent effect therefore takes place after a latent period from one to three hours according to the thickness of the plant.
latent period n.
The period elapsing between the application of a stimulus and the obvious response, such as the contraction of a muscle.
The interval between exposure to an infectious organism or a carcinogen and the clinical appearance of disease. Also called incubation period.
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