Exciting causes
Exciting Ex*cit"ing, a. Calling or rousing into action; producing excitement; as, exciting events; an exciting story. -- {Ex*cit"ing*ly}, adv. [1913 Webster]

{Exciting causes} (Med.), those which immediately produce disease, or those which excite the action of predisposing causes. [1913 Webster]


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