STAIRCASE PHENOMENON

1. Anything that shows a graduated step like change. 2. Cardiac muscle. The increase in the force when a heart rate increases. 3. Skeletal muscle. The increase in contractions when a stimuli sequence is applied to a resting muscle.

STAIRCASE PHENOMENON: "The staircase phenomenon shows a graded step increase."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "STAIRCASE PHENOMENON," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 13, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/staircase-phenomenon/ (accessed August 4, 2020).
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