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Rheobase

Definition

noun, plural: rheobases

The minimum strength required for an electrical stimulus of infinite duration to excite a nerve cell or muscle fiber


Supplement

Rheobase is one of the points that can be defined through the strength-duration curve (the other is chronaxie). It determines the point at which membrane excitability (action potential or the muscle contraction) is reached.


Word origin: Greek rheĊ (flow) + basis (base)

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