AVALANCHE CONDUCTION

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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., Sam M.S., "AVALANCHE CONDUCTION," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/avalanche-conduction/ (accessed December 8, 2022).

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