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facilitation

 [fah-sil″ĭ-ta´shun]
2. the enabling of a process or leading of a group.
3. the increased excitability of a neuron after stimulation by a subthreshold presynaptic impulse; the resistance is diminished so that a second application of the stimulus evokes the reaction more easily.
forgiveness facilitation in the nursing interventions classification, a nursing intervention defined as assisting an individual to forgive and/or experience forgiveness in relationship with self, others, and higher power.
grief work facilitation in the nursing interventions classification, a nursing intervention defined as assistance with the resolution of a significant loss. See also grief.
grief work facilitation, perinatal in the nursing interventions classification, a nursing intervention defined as assistance with the resolution of a perinatal loss.
guilt work facilitation in the nursing interventions classification, a nursing intervention defined as helping another to cope with painful feelings of responsibility; actual or perceived.
learning facilitation in the nursing interventions classification, a nursing intervention defined as promoting the ability to process and comprehend information.
meditation facilitation in the nursing interventions classification, a nursing intervention defined as facilitating a person to alter his/her level of awareness by focusing specifically on an image or thought.
pass facilitation in the nursing interventions classification, a nursing intervention defined as arranging a leave for a patient from a health care facility.
proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation (PNF) a neuromuscular treatment method for restoring movement and mobility using sensory inputs to direct motions in diagonal patterns; it emphasizes that movements must be specific and directed toward a goal.
self-responsibility facilitation in the nursing interventions classification, a nursing intervention defined as encouraging a patient to assume more responsibility for his or her own behavior.
spiritual growth facilitation in the nursing interventions classification, a nursing intervention defined as facilitation of growth in a patient's capacity to identify, connect with, and call upon the source of meaning, purpose, comfort, strength, and hope in his/her life.
visitation facilitation in the nursing interventions classification, a nursing intervention defined as promoting beneficial visits by family and friends.

fa·cil·i·ta·tion

(fă-sil'i-tā'shŭn),
Enhancement or reinforcement of a reflex or other nervous activity by the arrival at the reflex center of other excitatory impulses.
[L. facilitas, fr. facilis, easy]

facilitation

(fə-sĭl′ĭ-tā′shən)
n.
1. The act or action of facilitating: the facilitation of effective learning.
2. Physiology
a. The lowering of the threshold for propagation of an action potential of a neuron.
b. The enhancement of a neuron to a stimulus, as a result of prior repeated stimulation.

fa·cil·i·ta·tion

(fă-sil'i-tā'shŭn)
1. Enhancement or reinforcement of a reflex or other nervous activity by the arrival at the reflex center of other excitatory impulses.
2. In neuromuscular rehabilitation, those techniques used to promote muscle contraction through stimulation of proprioceptors.
[L. facilitas, fr. facilis, easy]

facilitation

The general DEPOLARIZATION and passage of an impulse that occurs in a nerve cell when excitatory inputs at SYNAPSES exceed inhibitory inputs.

facilitation

a residual effect that enables (facilitates) a second impulse to be transmitted across a junction between a nerve cell or effector cell where a first impulse has failed to cross it. There is thus an increase in responsiveness, resulting from the SUMMATION of impulses, and this is called ‘facilitation’.

fa·cil·i·ta·tion

(fă-sil'i-tā'shŭn)
Enhancement or reinforcement of a reflex by arrival at the reflex center of other excitatory impulses.
[L. facilitas, fr. facilis, easy]