Catelectrotonus


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Catelectrotonus

 

altered state of a nerve or other excitable tissue that develops in the region of the cathode when a constant current passes through the tissue. The permeability of the cell membrane and the bioelectric potential change, and the irritability of the tissue is increased. Opposite changes occur in the region of the anode (anelectrotonus).

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