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1Relating to a phase or phases.
- 1.1Physiology Occurring in phases rather than continuously.‘phasic and tonic stretch reflexes’
- ‘In addition to several specific tasks concerning the components of tonic and phasic alertness and selective, divided, and sustained attention, we presented a working memory test.’
- ‘We measured both tonic and phasic heart rate dimensions.’
- ‘Davidson has further emphasized that ‘affective chronometry’, or individual differences in tonic activation and phasic reactivity in this circuit, play an important role in governing different aspects of anxiety.’
- ‘Presumably, this airway collapse is due to falling pharyngeal muscle tone as the phasic afferent breathing-associated neural drive to these muscles declines as a central apnea develops.’
- ‘These phasic values of blood pressure can be recorded accurately using modern transducers (electronic measuring devices) connected to catheters (fine tubes) inserted into arteries.’
- 1.1Physiology Occurring in phases rather than continuously.
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