all-or-none law
all-or-none law n a principle in physiology: in any single nerve or muscle fiber the response to a stimulus above threshold level is maximal and independent of the intensity of the stimulus

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  • all-or-none law — /awl euhr nun /, Physiol. the principle that under given conditions the response of a nerve or muscle fiber to a stimulus at any strength above the threshold is the same: the muscle or nerve responds completely or not at all. [1895 1900] * * * ▪… …   Universalium

  • all-or-none law — noun (neurophysiology) a nerve impulse resulting from a weak stimulus is just as strong as a nerve impulse resulting from a strong stimulus • Topics: ↑neurophysiology • Hypernyms: ↑law, ↑law of nature * * * noun : a principle in physiology …   Useful english dictionary

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  • all-or-none — (ôl ər nŭnʹ) adj. Characterized by either a complete response or by a total lack of response or effect, as in neurological action above a threshold: “Nerve impulses follow the All or None Law that is, a nerve impulse generated by a weak stimulus… …   Universalium

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  • Law — • By law in the widest sense is understood that exact guide, rule, or authoritative standard by which a being is moved to action or held back from it Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Law     Law …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • Law — [From Old English lagu something laid down or fixed ; legal comes from Latin legalis , from lex law , statute ( [http://www.etymonline.com/index.php?search=law searchmode=none Law] , Online Etymology Dictionary; [http://www.merriam… …   Wikipedia

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