Refractory-period meaning

The period immediately following the transmission of an impulse in nerve or muscle, in which a neuron or muscle cell regains its ability to transmit another impulse.
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(biology) The period, after excitation, during which a membrane recovers it polarization and is not able to respond to a second stimulus.
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A recovery phase after orgasm during which it is physiologically impossible for an individual to have additional orgasms.
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