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- noun biology The period, after
excitation, during which a membranerecovers it polarizationand is not able to respondto a second stimulus
- noun a
recoveryphase after orgasmduring which it is physiologically impossible for an individual to have additional orgasms
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- noun (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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