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(kind'ling),
Long-lasting epileptogenic changes induced by daily subthreshold electrical brain stimulation without apparent neuronal damage.

kindling

Neurology
The tendency of some regions of the brain to react to repeated low-level bioelectrical stimulation by progressively boosting synaptic discharges, thereby lowering seizure thresholds.
 
Psychiatry
Increasing the susceptibility to suicide or other forms of mental health decompensation linked to recurring stress.

kindling

Neurology The tendency of some regions of the brain to react to repeated low-level electrical stimulation by progressively boosting electrical discharges, thereby lowering seizure thresholds. See Cocaine, Seizures.

kindling (kinˑ·dling),

n change in brain function wherein repeated chemical or electrical stimuli induce seizures.

kindling

1. parturition in the doe rabbit.
2. in neurology, a process in which repeated stimuli sensitize the brain to react when the stimulus is re-applied. Used in explaining increased frequency of seizures in epilepsy and progression of bipolar disorder in humans.