rheobase

[ree-uh-beys]

Origin of rheobase

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

rheobase

noun
  1. physiol the minimum nerve impulse required to elicit a response from a tissue
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rheobase in Medicine

rheobase

[rēō-bās′]
n.
  1. The minimal strength of an electrical stimulus that is able to cause excitation of a tissue.
Related formsrhe′o•basic adj.
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