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Refractory Period, Electrophysiological MeSH Descriptor Data 2022


MeSH Heading
Refractory Period, Electrophysiological
Tree Number(s)
G07.265.753.770
G07.265.760
G11.561.601.770
G11.561.785
Unique ID
D012032
RDF Unique Identifier
http://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.
Entry Term(s)
Inhibition, Vvedenskii
Inhibition, Wedensky
Neurologic Refractory Period
Neurologic Refractory Periods
Neuromuscular Fade
Neuromuscular Transmission Fade
Period, Neurologic Refractory
Periods, Neurologic Refractory
Refractory Period, Neurologic
Refractory Period, Neurological
Refractory Periods, Neurologic
Tetanic Fade
Vvedenskii Inhibition
Wedensky Inhibition
Previous Indexing
Neural Conduction (1966-1971)
See Also
Neural Inhibition
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
Date Established
1991/01/01
Date of Entry
1999/01/01
Revision Date
2016/06/23
Refractory Period, Electrophysiological Preferred
Inhibition, Wedensky Related
Refractory Period, Neurologic Narrower
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