the spreading of nerve impulses from one particular receptor to a number of other neurons - resulting in an effect that is vastly disproportionate to the initial stimulus, for example, a seizure.

AVALANCHE CONDUCTION: "The seizure resulted from avalanche conduction, in that one receptor spread nerve impulses to many receptors, creating a huge effect."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "AVALANCHE CONDUCTION," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/avalanche-conduction/ (accessed October 28, 2020).