Stimulation
Stimulation Stim`u*la"tion, n. [L. stimulatio: cf. F. stimulation.] 1. The act of stimulating, or the state of being stimulated. [1913 Webster]

2. (Physiol.) The irritating action of various agents (stimuli) on muscles, nerves, or a sensory end organ, by which activity is evoked; especially, the nervous impulse produced by various agents on nerves, or a sensory end organ, by which the part connected with the nerve is thrown into a state of activity; irritation. [1913 Webster]


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  • stimulation — [ stimylasjɔ̃ ] n. f. • déb. XVe ; lat. stimulatio 1 ♦ Action de stimuler. La stimulation des élèves par la compétitivité. Stimulation de la mémoire, de la créativité. 2 ♦ (1825) Méd. Action des stimulants. ⇒ excitation (cf. Coup de fouet). La… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • stimulation — index aggravation (exacerbation), cause (reason), development (progression), inducement, instigation …   Law dictionary

  • stimulation — 1520s, act of pricking or stirring to action, from L. stimulationem (nom. stimulatio), from stimulare prick, goad, urge, from stimulus spur, goad, from PIE *sti point, prick, pierce (see STICK (Cf. stick) (v.)) …   Etymology dictionary

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  • Stimulation — Not to be confused with Simulation. Stimulation is the action of various agents (stimuli) on nerves, muscles, or a sensory end organ, by which activity is evoked; especially, the nervous impulse produced by various agents on nerves, or a sensory… …   Wikipedia

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  • stimulation — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ direct ▪ constant ▪ electrical ▪ electrical stimulation of nervous tissue ▪ auditory, sensory …   Collocations dictionary

  • stimulation — n. 1) to provide stimulation 2) erotic, sexual stimulation * * * [ˌstɪmjʊ leɪʃ(ə)n] sexual stimulation erotic to provide stimulation …   Combinatory dictionary

  • stimulation — stimulate stim‧u‧late [ˈstɪmjleɪt] verb [transitive] to encourage an activity to begin or develop further: • Banks were urged to lower credit card interest rates to stimulate consumer spending. • Any increase in industrial activity will… …   Financial and business terms

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