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excitation

Pronunciation: ek'si-ta'shun

Definition:

  1. The act of increasing the rapidity or intensity of the physical or mental processes.
  2. In neurophysiology, the complete all-or-none response of a nerve or muscle to an adequate stimulus, ordinarily including propagation of excitation along the membranes of the cell or cells involved.

See Also: stimulation

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