[ ree-uh-beys ]
/ ˈri əˌbeɪs /
the minimum electric current required to excite a given nerve or muscle.
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British Dictionary definitions for rheobase
/ (ˈriːəʊˌbeɪs) /
physiol the minimum nerve impulse required to elicit a response from a tissue
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Medicine definitions for rheobase
[ rē′ō-bās′ ]
The minimal strength of an electrical stimulus that is able to cause excitation of a tissue.
Related formsrhe′o•ba′sic adj.
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