Definition of accelerans in English:


Pronunciation /əkˈsɛləranz/


rare, historical Physiology
  • More fully "accelerans cordis". Any of the sympathetic nerves supplying the heart and causing its rate of beating to increase. Frequently attributive, especially in "accelerans nerve".


Late 19th century; earliest use found in Journal of Anatomy and Physiology. Shortened from scientific Latin nervus accelerans cordis from classical Latin nervus + accelerāns, present participle of accelerāre + cordis, genitive singular of cor heart.