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absolute refractory period meaning

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  • [Medicine]
    n : the period immediately following the firing of a nerve fiber when it cannot be stimulated no matter how great a stimulus is applied —called also absolute refractory phase —compare RELATIVE REFRACTORY PERIOD

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  1. absolute refractory period
  2. A part of this is called the absolute refractory period.
  3. During the absolute refractory period, a new action potential cannot be elicited.
  4. An absolute refractory period was reached when intervals were about 10 ms apart.
  5. This inability to induce another action potential is known as the absolute refractory period.

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