[ih-lek-trot-n-uh s, ee-lek-]
- the altered state of a nerve during the passage of an electric current through it.
Origin of electrotonus
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- physiol the change in the state of irritability and conductivity of a nerve or muscle caused by the passage of an electric current
C19: from New Latin, from electro- + Latin tonus tone
- Alteration in excitability and conductivity of a nerve or muscle during the passage of an electric current through it.
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