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response to stimuli, often used specifically to denote excessive responsiveness to stimuli, particularly of an emotional nature, and often leading to impulsive activity.
psychomotor excitement psychomotor acceleration.


An emotional state sometimes characterized by its potential for impulsive or poorly controlled activity.


(in psychiatry) a pathological state marked by emotional intensity, impulsive behavior, anticipation, and arousal. Excitement in schizophrenic patients tends to result from blocked communications and hostile feelings between the patients and the hospital staff.

sexual response cycle

Physiology A term that encompasses the phases of a sexual act from prearousal to denouement; the SRC is divided into 4 phases. Cf Sexual dysfunction.
Sexual Response Cycle
Desire Consists of fantasies about sexual activity, desire to engage therein
Excitement Subjective component of sexual excitement is accompanied by physiologic changes, in ♂, penile tumescence and erection, in ♀ pelvic vasocongestion, vaginal lubrication, and swelling of external genitalia
Orgasm Peaking of sexual pleasure with release of sexual tension, rhythmic contraction of perineal muscles in ♂, ejaculation, in ♀, contractions of outer13 of vagina; in both, anal sphincter contracts rhythmically
Resolution Denouement Muscle relaxation, and a sense of well-being; during resolution, ♂ are unerectable for a variable period of time; ♀ remain on 'red alert'


An emotional state sometimes characterized by its potential for impulsive or poorly controlled activity.


a mental state of greater excitation than normal, but less than frenzy. To be distinguished from, but similar to, the increased motor activity state of restlessness.

Patient discussion about excitement

Q. I am excited to know in what way diet helps in preventing osteoporosis? my mother is suspecting to be having osteoporosis. She regularly complains of leg pain. Upon consultation with the doctor it was found with low calcium in her blood. She was given calcium tablets and was told to increase in the diet rich in calcium. She is taking milk and yoghurt especially. She is not well yet but shows some improvement. I am excited to know in what way diet helps in preventing osteoporosis?

A. you see, our bones are a giant storage of calcium. our body needs a very steady concentration of calcium, if it'll be low the body will take it form your bones. if there's too much- it'll either build bones (but only if he'll think he needs too- that is where sport get in the picture)or you'll urinate it.any way, you rather have large amount of calcium in your diet then less. but it's not enough- sport and other medication can help.

Q. my wife is pregnant !!! i am so excited ! this is the first time out of many i hope !!! but i have concerns that i would like to share with the community here ... i am afraid of being a bad father , i am afraid i won't know how to be a father ... where do u start ... how do i support my wife after the though experince ... how do i take care of the child ... a lot of things a re running through my mind with no answer ,can any one help me to calm down ????

A. you won't be a perfect father but you'll try to be. that's what's important. thousands of years of evolution gave you the basics. you'll be fine :)

Q. Hello everyone !!! are you excited with the swearing of Obama To presidency??? i sure am !!! may we all get a little joy and peaceful time wit hour fresh president ... and let us all wish him a great start and a chance to change our lives ... Good Luck Mr.President Obama !!!

A. well said Mrfoot65! May all the people in America receive the healthcare treatment they need. God bless.

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These recorded the physiological signs of excitement generated by the body.
David Haye brings an excitement like Cassius Clay in 1963," Steward said.
2 : a feeling of great enthusiasm and interest : the state of being excited <The children squealed in excitement.
That's easy talk, but I have to do something about it and it won't be easy, but that's part of the whole excitement.
The G6 is close, while the Grand Prix is so far past is sell-by date even AARP members think its claim to excitement is dubious.
The Work Excitement Model was developed by Simms, Erbin-Roesemann, Darga, and Coeling (1990) to assist health care organizations to enhance nursing performance and improve patient outcomes.
You think those kids are going to hurt one another jumping around on stage, and it's great to be able to show that enthusiasm and excitement to America.
Past participants agree the National Disabled Veterans Winter Sports Clinic is second to none when it comes to fun, excitement and challenge," Hartman said.
He finds evidence of the crisis in writings that described urban crowds as given to riot and disorder and in descriptions the market where too much excitement led to panic and collapse and too little led to stagnation.
In addition to sharing memories of times past and the excitement of current family news and scholarly projects, we would end by assuring one another that we would go on together until.
The story is dramatic, with romance a part of it; it has excitement and immediacy that will appeal to YA readers.