Definition of electrophysiology in English:

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Pronunciation: /ɪˌlɛktrəʊfɪzɪˈɒlədʒi/


[mass noun]
The branch of physiology that deals with the electrical phenomena associated with nervous and other bodily activity.
Example sentences
  • Many physical therapists obtain advanced specialty certification in cardiovascular and pulmonary therapy, clinical electrophysiology, geriatrics, neurology, orthopedics, pediatrics, and sports therapy.
  • Research modalities such as immunohistochemistry, tissue culture, electrophysiology, and molecular biology are widely used in both disciplines.
  • A basic animal neurobiology team will test each gene variant for gene-gene and gene-environment interactions at the level of behavior, pharmacology, electrophysiology and molecular biology.



Pronunciation: /ɪˌlɛktrəʊfɪzɪəˈlɒdʒɪk(ə)l/
Example sentences
  • The purpose of this study was to determine if requisite time in bed could be safely reduced by 2 hours for patients recovering from electrophysiological studies in which a femoral venous approach was used.
  • Intracardiac electrophysiological studies give valuable information about normal and abnormal electrophysiology of intracardiac structures.
  • A standard clinical neurological examination was performed with 3 electrophysiological methods.


Example sentences
  • A randomized, double-blind trial compared oral corticosteroid therapy and local corticosteroid injection in 60 patients with electrophysiologically confirmed carpal tunnel syndrome.
  • A systematic review looked at the usefulness of elements of the history and physical examination for the diagnosis of electrophysiologically proved carpal tunnel syndrome.
  • The gating functions of channels are electrophysiologically investigated in great detail using a consistent modeling approach of transitions between active and inactive states.


Example sentences
  • Cardiac electrophysiologists who are board certified through the American Board of Internal Medicine would be considered in most cases qualified to implant most heart rhythm devices.
  • Ten years ago it could have been said that electrophysiologists were a relatively benign breed of cardiologists who did little harm but little good either.
  • Close collaboration of the critical care physician and cardiologist / electrophysiologist assures that pacemakers and defibrillators are tuned to optimize the hemodynamic milieu of critically ill patients.

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