refractory state

n.

Subnormal excitability of a muscle or nerve immediately following a response to previous excitation.

Nearby words

  1. refractometry,
  2. refractor,
  3. refractory,
  4. refractory anemia,
  5. refractory period,
  6. refracture,
  7. refrain,
  8. reframe,
  9. refrangible,
  10. refreeze


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