indirect excitation


Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Encyclopedia.

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.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

indirect excitation

Stimulation of a muscle via its nerve.
See also: excitation
Medical Dictionary, © 2009 Farlex and Partners