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Descriptor English: Chronaxy
Descriptor Spanish: Cronaxia
Descriptor Portuguese: Cronaxia
Descriptor French: Chronaxie
Entry term(s): Chronaxie
Tree number(s): E05.723.402.201
G07.265.175
G11.561.175
RDF Unique Identifier: https://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D002907
Scope note: The shortest duration of an electrical stimulus where the threshold amplitude is twice the rheobase - the minimum required for eliciting an ACTION POTENTIAL at any time period. It is a measure of the excitability of nerve or muscle tissue, and is characteristic of types and/or condition of the nerve or muscle cells in the tissue.
Allowable Qualifiers: DE drug effects
GE genetics
IM immunology
PH physiology
RE radiation effects
Public MeSH Note: 70
History Note: 70(65)
DeCS ID: 2934
Unique ID: D002907
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Date Established: 1970/01/01
Date of Entry: 1999/01/01
Revision Date: 2014/06/16
Chronaxy - Preferred
Concept UI M0004446
Scope note The shortest duration of an electrical stimulus where the threshold amplitude is twice the rheobase - the minimum required for eliciting an ACTION POTENTIAL at any time period. It is a measure of the excitability of nerve or muscle tissue, and is characteristic of types and/or condition of the nerve or muscle cells in the tissue.
Preferred term Chronaxy
Entry term(s) Chronaxie



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