n. a physical condition in which there is increase excitability or irritability observed in the nerve or muscle nearest the cathode (or negative electrode) where a current of electricity is passed. The condition is described as catelectrotonic.

CATELECTROTONUS: "Nerve, muscle, and other excitable tissue experience a condition of catelectrotonus when electrical current passes through them."
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