indirect excitation


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excitation

 [ek″si-ta´shun]
an act of irritation or stimulation; a condition of being excited or of responding to a stimulus; the addition of energy, as the excitation of a molecule by absorption of photons.
anomalous atrioventricular excitation Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome.
indirect excitation electrostimulation of a muscle by placing the electrode on its nerve.

indirect excitation

Stimulation of a muscle via its nerve.
See also: excitation

excitation

an act of irritation or stimulation; a condition of being excited or of responding to a stimulus; the addition of energy, as the excitation of a molecule by absorption of photons.

excitation-conduction-contraction
in the stimulation of muscle contraction this is the coupling which occurs at the sarcolemma-sarcoplasmic reticulum junction. Mediated by the release of calcium ions in the aqueous sarcoplasm.
excitation-contraction coupling
conversion of an excitation stimulus into contraction of the effector muscle fiber; ionic calcium is the link between the two.
indirect excitation
electrostimulation of a muscle by placing the electrode on its nerve.
excitation-secretion
in the stimulation of muscular contraction this is the stimulation of secretion of acetylcholine from the vesicles in the cholinergic nerve terminals into the synaptic cleft at the nerve-muscle junction.
excitation signs
see irritation nervous signs.