excitatory

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adjective ex·cit·ato·ry \ik-ˈsī-tə-ˌtȯr-ē\

Definition of excitatory

  1. :  exhibiting, resulting from, related to, or producing excitement or excitation <excitatory nerve fibers>

1803

First Known Use of excitatory

1803


Medical Dictionary

excitatory

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adjective ex·cit·ato·ry \ik-ˈsīt-ə-ˌtōr-ē, -ˌtȯr-\

Medical Definition of excitatory

  1. 1:  tending to induce excitation (as of a neuron) <excitatory substances> <excitatory and inhibitory pathways from the brain—W. G. Van der Kloot>

  2. 2:  exhibiting, resulting from, related to, or produced by excitement or excitation <an excitatory postsynaptic potential>


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