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stimulate

 [stim´u-lāt]
to excite functional activity in a part.

stimulate

/stim·u·late/ (stim´u-lāt) to excite functional activity.

stimulate

(stĭm′yə-lāt′)
v. stimu·lated, stimu·lating, stimu·lates
v.tr.
1. To increase temporarily the activity of (a body organ or system, for example).
2. To cause to desire to have sex; arouse sexually.
3. To excite or invigorate (a person, for example) with a stimulant.
v.intr.
To act or serve as a stimulant or stimulus.

stim′u·lat′er, stim′u·la′tor n.
stim′u·lat′ing·ly adv.
stim′u·la′tion n.
stim′u·la′tive, stim′u·la·to′ry (-lə-tôr′ē) adj.

stimulate

[stim′yəlāt]
Etymology: L, stimulare, to incite
to excite, as in the process of increasing a vigorous functional activity.

stimulate

to excite functional activity in a part.

Patient discussion about stimulate

Q. How does a Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) unit help fibromyalgia. My aunt was suggested to go through TENS. Will that really help? How does a Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) unit help fibromyalgia?

A. ‘TENS’ units are prescribed for chronic pain sufferers and fibromyalgia patients. What is a tens unit? Tens stands for Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation. A tens unit is essentially a stimulation device consisting of electrodes that are attached to the skin, the unit itself, and a battery to provide current. A Tens unit uses electricity to block nerves from sending pain messages.

Q. Can some depression be treated with stimulantes in adults?? I was treated with dextroamphetimins in the 1970's. Why arent they used anymore? I know all of the things about addiction, so I dont need those answers. When the medication was used by me, it worked. My husband is suffereing from depression he has been given all of the "wonder" drugs No results. I hope someone can answer this for me, and for my husbands sake Thank You Shirley

A. Thank you BLars. I am going to talk to my husbands doctor when we have our appointment tomorrow..I get so tired of all of the experts who wont prescribe the right medications because of the abuse potential..CNS Stimulants were used before, and all of us that were on them when we needed them arent worse for wear..I am glad adderall is helping you.Maybe people like us need to speak out, so other patients arent afraid to ask their doctors..Have a great week!!

Shirley

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My dear," she said to her son, once more stimulating him by a touch, "you promised me
Clacton put it, to think rightly; "generating and stimulating," those were his words.
But he set about acting on his views in a thoroughly diplomatic manner, by stimulating suspicion.
This perpetual suggestion of an absolute duality between his lower and higher moods, and the poetic work produced in them, stimulating the reader to look below the immediate surface of his poetry, makes the study of Wordsworth an excellent exercise for the training of those mental powers in us, which partake both of thought and imagination.
Anne enjoyed it thoroughly in all its phases -- the stimulating class rivalry, the making and deepening of new and helpful friendships, the gay little social stunts, the doings of the various societies of which she was a member, the widening of horizons and interests.
If it were less dangerous, it was also less stimulating.
There is nothing very complex or stimulating about the passion of war, when men kill one another unseen; where you feel the sting in your heart which comes from God knows where, and you crumple up, with never a chance to have a go at the chap who has potted you from the trenches, or behind a rock, a thousand yards off.
What nobler occupation can there be than that of stimulating commerce, and aiding the mariner to steer safely into port?
As to the laughter," said Challenger, "you will bear in mind that, like yourselves, I have not been exempt from the stimulating cerebral effects of the etheric poison.
At first, when in need of ready cash, he had followed Ferguson's example of working at day's labor; but he was not long in gravitating to a form of work that was more stimulating and more satisfying, and that allowed him even more time for Dede and the ranch and the perpetual riding through the hills.
Their logomachy was far more stimulating to his intellect than the reserved and quiet dogmatism of Mr.
It was very stimulating, for she couldn't tolerate stupidity.

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