TITLE

spike

PUB. DATE
January 2005
SOURCE
Taber's Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary;2005, p2043
SOURCE TYPE
Book
DOC. TYPE
Reference Entry
ABSTRACT
A definition of the term "spike" is presented. It refers to the dominant peak in the record of an action potential or electroencephalogram. The term also refers to a needle used to puncture an object like a bag of intravenous fluids or a cyst, permitting fluids within the object to flow out.
ACCESSION #
21246267

 

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