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arousal

/arous·al/ (ah-rou´z'l)
1. a state of responsiveness to sensory stimulation or excitability.
2. the act or state of waking from or as if from sleep.
3. the act of stimulating to readiness or to action.

sexual arousal  physical and psychological responses to mental or physical erotic stimulation.

arousal

Etymology: OE, to rise
a state of responsiveness to sensory stimulation.

arousal

Neurology
A state of behavioural or physiologic activation.
 
Physiology
Respiratory effort-related arousal.
 
Sexology
The triggering of sexuoerotic desire and behaviour.

Sleep disorders
(1) An abrupt change from a deep stage of NREM sleep to a lighter stage, or from REMS to awake, with the possibility of awakening as the final outcome. Arousal may be accompanied by increased tonic EMG activity and heart rate, as well as body movements.
(2) The interruption of sleep by continuous alpha activity and increased EMG activity of > 3 seconds.

arousal

Neurology A state of behavioral or physiologic activation Sexology See Sexual arousal Sleep disorders An abrupt change from a 'deep' stage of NREM sleep to a 'lighter' stage, or from REMS to awake, with the possibility of awakening as the final outcome; arousal may be accompanied by ↑ tonic EMG activity and heart rate, as well as body movements; the interruption of sleep by continuous alpha activity and ↑ EMG activity of > 3 secs.  See Sleep apnea.

arousal

The state of heightened awareness and alertness caused by a strong external stimulus such as danger or sexual interest.

arousal

cognitive and physiological activation in response to a situation leading to alertness and readiness to respond. The physiological aspect is also known as physiological arousal.

arousal,

n a state of being responsive to sensory stimulation. Also called
termination and
return to everyday activity.

arousal

a readiness response; a state of readiness to make behavioral responses.
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