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- n. The period, after excitation, during which a membrane recovers it polarization and is not able to respond to a second stimulus
- n. a recovery phase after orgasm during which it is physiologically impossible for an individual to have additional orgasms
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- n. (neurology) the time after a neuron fires or a muscle fiber contracts during which a stimulus will not evoke a response
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