exciting cause

ex·cit·ing cause

the direct provoking cause of a condition.
Synonym(s): procatarxis (1)

ex·cit·ing cause

(ek-sīting kawz)
Direct provoking cause of a condition.
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Whether this inclination be an exciting cause, or rather a valid proof of such profundity, it is a nice thing to say.
And with that he left me, to marvel at his look and tone, and, more than ever, at the insufficiently exciting cause.
But now, when no exciting causes existed to arouse their slumbering tempers, it seemed to be too great an effort to enter on the defence of their rebellious brother.
In addition, we have an exciting cause that we will be supporting in 2018 for which a collection will be dedicated, so stay tuned!
The exciting cause for toe ulcer is excessive wear of sole region of toe due to abrasive concrete floor.
The final exciting cause is usually considered to be increased peristalsis, commonly after a heavy meal, or after violent purging, although overexertion and trauma have been cited.
they approach the sun, and are lost in its beams." Herschel then notes that immediately after passing the sun, the comets' tails "shine forth in all their splendour...thus indicating plainly the action of the sun's rays as the exciting cause of that extraordinary emanation." But as the comets recede from the sun "the tail dies away" and the comet itself "is at length altogether lost sight of, in by far the greater number of cases never to be seen more." (12) Patmore appropriates Herschel's description and identification of the sun as "the exciting cause" of the comet's extraordinary emanation before it disappears into the darkness, that is, the ocean upon which the warship commanded by the disconsolate, homeless Frederick will soon venture forth from Plymouth.
It is probable that in majority of cases a severe blow on abdominal wall is the exciting cause. Although many researchers have opined that it may occur without traumatic influence.
"The Mattera Foundation is constantly on the lookout for exciting causes to support," said Founder John Mattera.