Stimulism
Stimulism Stim"u*lism, n. (Med.) (a) The theory of medical practice which regarded life as dependent upon stimulation, or excitation, and disease as caused by excess or deficiency in the amount of stimulation. (b) The practice of treating disease by alcoholic stimulants. --Dr. H. Hartshorne. [1913 Webster]

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  • Sthenic — Sthen ic, a. [Gr. ? strength: cf. F. sth[ e]nique.] (Med.) Strong; active; said especially of morbid states attended with excessive action of the heart and blood vessels, and characterized by strength and activity of the muscular and nervous… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Sthenic theory — Sthenic Sthen ic, a. [Gr. ? strength: cf. F. sth[ e]nique.] (Med.) Strong; active; said especially of morbid states attended with excessive action of the heart and blood vessels, and characterized by strength and activity of the muscular and… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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