ecphoria

noun
ec·​pho·​ria | \ ek-ˈfōr-ē-ə How to pronounce ecphoria (audio) \
plural ecphorias or ecphoriae\ -​ē-​ˌē How to pronounce ecphoriae (audio) \

Medical Definition of ecphoria

: the rousing of an engram or system of engrams from a latent to an active state (as by repetition of the original stimulus or by mnemic excitation)

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