rheobase

[ ree-uh-beys ]
/ ˈri əˌbeɪs /

noun Physiology.

the minimum electric current required to excite a given nerve or muscle.

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Origin of rheobase

First recorded in 1920–25; rheo- + base1
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British Dictionary definitions for rheobase

rheobase
/ (ˈriːəʊˌbeɪs) /

noun

physiol the minimum nerve impulse required to elicit a response from a tissue
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Medical definitions for rheobase

rheobase
[ rēō-bās′ ]

n.

The minimal strength of an electrical stimulus that is able to cause excitation of a tissue.

Other words from rheobase

rhe′o•basic adj.
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