poststimulus

adjective

post·​stim·​u·​lus ˌpōst-ˈstim-yə-ləs How to pronounce poststimulus (audio)
: of, relating to, occurring in, or being the period immediately after implementation or administration of a stimulus
the poststimulus activity of neurons
poststimulus spending trends

Word History

First Known Use

1915, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of poststimulus was in 1915

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“Poststimulus.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/poststimulus. Accessed 31 Jan. 2023.

Medical Definition

poststimulus

adjective
post·​stim·​u·​lus -ˈstim-yə-ləs How to pronounce poststimulus (audio)
: of, relating to, occurring in, or being the period immediately after administration of a stimulus (as to a neuron)
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