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'saltation' can also refer to...

acid salt

Ada Salter (1866—1942) socialist and pacifist

Alfred Salter (1873—1945) medical practitioner and politician

Ammon Salter

balanced salt solution

basic salt

Below The Salt (Steeleye Span album)

Blacks' Magic (Salt-N-Pepa album)

city of Salt

Dame Barbara Salt (1904—1975) diplomatist

Delia Salter Bacon (1811—1859)

diet, ‘salt-free’

double salt

Earle's balanced salt solution

Elizabeth Salter (1918—1981)

fluoride salt

Georg Salter (1897—1967)

George Salting (1835—1909) art collector and benefactor

Glauber's salt

Great Salt Lake

Hanks' balanced salt solution

Henry Salt (1780—1827) traveller and collector of antiquities

Henry Shakespear Stephens Salt (1851—1939) classical scholar and publicist

Herbert Edward Salter (1863—1951) historian of Oxford

hot salt sterilizer

(James) Arthur Salter (1881—1975) civil servant, politician, and political scientist

James Salter (1649—1718) Church of England clergyman

James Salter (c. 1658—1728) coffee-house proprietor

James Salter (b. 1923)

John Henry Salter (1862—1942) naturalist and diarist


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1 The manner in which a nerve impulse is propagated along a myelinated nerve fibre in a sequence of jumps from one node of Ranvier to the next, greatly increasing its speed of propagation. Also called saltatory conduction.

2 A sudden variation in the structure or behaviour of an organism, species, or subspecies resulting from genetic mutation.

3 Another name for sensory saltation. [From Latin saltus a leap, from saltare to dance + -ation indicating a process or condition]

Subjects: Psychology — Chemistry.

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