Latency

Latency

1. (Science: physiology) The time between onset of a stimulus and peak of the ensuing action potential.

2. (Science: microbiology) Of an infection, a period in which the infection is present in the host without producing overt symptoms. The time that elapses between a stimulus and the response to it.

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