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alteration

alteration (awl-ter-a´shun)

1. A change. 2. A changing; a making different.
modal a. in electric irritability, a change in the mode of response of degenerated muscle to electric stimulation, the contraction being sluggish instead of quick.
qualitative a. in electric irritability, a change in which the muscle contracts as readily on application of the anode as on that of the cathode.
quantitative a. in electric irritability, a gradual loss of contractility in a muscle in response to static, faradic, and galvanic currents successively.

 

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