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Descriptor English: Refractory Period, Electrophysiological
Descriptor Spanish: Periodo Refractario Electrofisiológico
Descriptor Portuguese: Período Refratário Eletrofisiológico
Descriptor French: Période réfractaire en électrophysiologie
Entry term(s): Electrophysiological Refractory Period
Electrophysiological Refractory Periods
Fade, Neuromuscular
Fade, Neuromuscular Transmission
Fade, Tetanic
Inhibition, Vvedenskii
Inhibition, Wedensky
Neurologic Refractory Period
Neurologic Refractory Periods
Neurological Refractory Period
Neurological Refractory Periods
Neuromuscular Fade
Neuromuscular Transmission Fade
Period, Neurologic Refractory
Periods, Neurologic Refractory
Refractory Period, Neurologic
Refractory Period, Neurological
Refractory Periods, Electrophysiological
Refractory Periods, Neurologic
Refractory Periods, Neurological
Tetanic Fade
Transmission Fade, Neuromuscular
Vvedenskii Inhibition
Wedensky Inhibition
Tree number(s): G07.265.753.770
G07.265.760
G11.561.601.770
G11.561.785
RDF Unique Identifier: https://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D012032
Scope note: The period of time following the triggering of an ACTION POTENTIAL when the CELL MEMBRANE has changed to an unexcitable state and is gradually restored to the resting (excitable) state. During the absolute refractory period no other stimulus can trigger a response. This is followed by the relative refractory period during which the cell gradually becomes more excitable and the stronger impulse that is required to illicit a response gradually lessens to that required during the resting state.
Allowable Qualifiers: DE drug effects
GE genetics
IM immunology
PH physiology
RE radiation effects
Previous Indexing: Neural Conduction (1966-1971)
Public MeSH Note: 2007; see REFRACTORY PERIOD, NEUROLOGIC 1991-2006; see NEURAL CONDUCTION 1972-1990; for WEDENSKY INHIBITION & VVEDENSKII'S INHIBITION see NEURAL CONDUCTION 1997-2006; WEDENSKY INHIBITION was heading 1977-1996; VVEDENSKII'S INHIBITION was heading 1975-1976
History Note: 2007 (1972); for WEDENSKY INHIBITION & VVEDENSKII'S INHIBITION use NEURAL CONDUCTION 1975-2006
Related: Neural Inhibition MeSH
DeCS ID: 12454
Unique ID: D012032
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Date Established: 1991/01/01
Date of Entry: 1999/01/01
Revision Date: 2016/06/23
Refractory Period, Electrophysiological - Preferred
Concept UI M0493585
Scope note The period of time following the triggering of an ACTION POTENTIAL when the CELL MEMBRANE has changed to an unexcitable state and is gradually restored to the resting (excitable) state. During the absolute refractory period no other stimulus can trigger a response. This is followed by the relative refractory period during which the cell gradually becomes more excitable and the stronger impulse that is required to illicit a response gradually lessens to that required during the resting state.
Preferred term Refractory Period, Electrophysiological
Entry term(s) Electrophysiological Refractory Period
Electrophysiological Refractory Periods
Refractory Periods, Electrophysiological
Inhibition, Wedensky - Related but not broader or narrower
Concept UI M0014678
Scope note A continuous refractory state preventing repolarization that occurs when the nerve is being stimulated with high electrical frequencies and ends when the application of current stops.
Preferred term Inhibition, Wedensky
Entry term(s) Fade, Neuromuscular
Fade, Neuromuscular Transmission
Fade, Tetanic
Inhibition, Vvedenskii
Neuromuscular Fade
Neuromuscular Transmission Fade
Tetanic Fade
Transmission Fade, Neuromuscular
Vvedenskii Inhibition
Wedensky Inhibition
Refractory Period, Neurologic - Narrower
Concept UI M0018705
Preferred term Refractory Period, Neurologic
Entry term(s) Neurologic Refractory Period
Neurologic Refractory Periods
Neurological Refractory Period
Neurological Refractory Periods
Period, Neurologic Refractory
Periods, Neurologic Refractory
Refractory Period, Neurological
Refractory Periods, Neurologic
Refractory Periods, Neurological



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