autostimulation

autostimulation

(ot″ō-stim″yŭ-lā′shŏn) [ auto- + stimulation]
1. In immunology, stimulation by antigens present in the organism.
2. Stimulation or motivation of oneself.
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Increased interleukin (IL)-1 b messenger ribonucleic acid expression in [beta]-cells of individuals with type 2 diabetes and regulation of IL-1 b in human islets by glucose and autostimulation.
261) In that same passage, he holds (in perhaps 'prematurely technical' fashion) that the psychoanalytic interpretation of dreams can be dispensed with in favor of 'aminergic demodulation and cholinergic autostimulation.