treppe trep·pe (trěp'ə)
The occurrence of a successive increase in amplitude of the first few contractions of cardiac muscle that has received a number of stimuli of the same intensity following a quiescent period. Also called staircase phenomenon.
As I have said before, the Wendel treppe is very high and tiresome to mount.
The older flight of steps was situated about a hundred paces northward from the present treppe.
Undoubtedly the present treppe should be similarly fortified.