chronaxie

or chro·nax·y

[ kroh-nak-see, kron-ak- ]

nounPhysiology.
  1. the minimum time that an electric current of twice the threshold strength must flow in order to excite a tissue.

Origin of chronaxie

1
1915–20; <French, equivalent to chron-chron- + -axie<Greek axía worth, value

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British Dictionary definitions for chronaxie

chronaxie

chronaxy

/ (ˈkrəʊnæksɪ) /


noun
  1. physiol the minimum time required for excitation of a nerve or muscle when the stimulus is double the minimum (threshold) necessary to elicit a basic response: Compare rheobase

Origin of chronaxie

1
C20: from French, from chrono- + Greek axia worth, from axios worthy, of equal weight

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