Definition of Chronaxie

1. Noun. The minimum time over which an electric current must be applied in order to stimulate a muscle fiber or nerve cell ¹



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Definition of Chronaxie

1. the time required to excite a nerve cell electrically [n -S]

Medical Definition of Chronaxie

1. A measurement of excitability of nervous or muscular tissue; the shortest duration of an effective electrical stimulus having a strength equal to twice the minimum strength required for excitation. Synonym: chronaxia, chronaxis, chronaxy. Origin: G. Chronos, time, + axia, value (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Chronaxie

chromotype
chromotypes
chromous
chromoxylograph
chromoxylographs
chromphyllite
chromule
chromules
chromy
chromyl
chromyls
chron
chron-
chronal
chronaxia
chronaxie (current term)
chronaxies
chronaximeter
chronaximetry
chronaxis
chronaxy
chroneme
chronemes
chronemics
chronic
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chronic abscess
chronic absorptive arthritis
chronic acholuric jaundice
chronic active hepatitis

Literary usage of Chronaxie

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1. Surgical and mechanical treatment of peripheral nerves by Byron Stookey, Gotthelf Carl Huber (1922)
"The chronaxie in normal muscle is about one-thousandth second while that of a paralyzed muscle one- hundredth second or more. In this manner the current may ..."

2. Principles of General Physiology by William Maddock Bayliss (1920)
"Thus the chronaxie, which is the reciprocal of the rate, is 0-0003 second in the case of the motor nerve to the gastrocnemius, whose fibres have a diameter ..."

3. The Journal of General Physiology by Society of General Physiologists, Rockefeller Institute, Rockefeller Institute for Medical Research (1921)
"... the most notable correlation is that it is brief in tissues with rapid rate of response (ie brief chronaxie), such as voluntary muscle and nerve, ..."

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