the minimum time necessary to excite a tissue, such as that of muscle or nerve cells, with an electric current of twice the rheobase
Origin of chronaxiechron(o)- + Classical Greek axia, value
The minimum interval of time necessary to electrically stimulate a muscle or nerve fiber, using twice the minimum current needed to elicit a threshold response.
Origin of chronaxieFrench : Greek khronos, time + Greek axiā, value (from axios, worthy; see ag- in Indo-European roots).
Ancient Greek χρόνος (khronos, “time”) + ἄξων (aksōn, “axis”)