Dictionary: A   B   C   D   E   F   G   H   I   J   K   L   M   N   O   P   Q   R   S   T   U   V   W   X   Y   Z

Alpha wave


a normal rhythmic electrical pattern of 8-13 hertz (cycles per second) in a wakeful relaxed human brain; also called alpha rhythm
Word Origin


alpha wave n.
See alpha rhythm.


Read Also:

  • Alpha-adrenergic blocking agent

    alpha-adrenergic blocking agent alpha-adrenergic blocking agent n. See alpha-blocker.

  • Alpha-amino acid

    alpha-amino acid alpha-amino acid n. Any of the 20 or so amino acids that has the amino and carboxyl groups attached to the same carbon atom, usually has an l-configuration, and is the chemical constituent of a protein.

  • Alpha-aminosuccinic acid

    alpha-aminosuccinic acid alpha-aminosuccinic acid al·pha-a·mi·no·suc·cin·ic acid (āl’fə-ə-mē’nō-sək-sĭn’ĭk, -ām’ə-nō-) n. See aspartic acid.

  • Alpha-fucosidase

    alpha-fucosidase alpha-fucosidase al·pha-fu·co·si·dase (āl’fə-fyōō-kō’sĭ-dās’, -dāz’) n. An enzyme that catalyzes the metabolism of fucose and fucose-containing compounds.

Disclaimer: Alpha wave definition / meaning should not be considered complete, up to date, and is not intended to be used in place of a visit, consultation, or advice of a legal, medical, or any other professional. All content on this website is for informational purposes only.