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v. stim·u·lat·ed, stim·u·lat·ing, stim·u·lates
1. To rouse to action or increased activity; excite: a policy that stimulated people to protest; incentives to stimulate consumer spending. See Synonyms at provoke.
2. To increase temporarily the activity of (a body organ or system, for example).
3. To cause to be interested or engaged: Animals in zoos need to be stimulated to remain healthy.
4. To cause to desire to have sex; arouse sexually.
5. To excite or invigorate (a person, for example) with a stimulant.
To act or serve as a stimulant or stimulus.

[Latin stimulāre, stimulāt-, to goad on, from stimulus, goad.]

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.
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Something that causes and encourages a given response:
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O perpetual discoverer of the antipodes, torch of the world, eye of heaven, sweet stimulator of the water-coolers
com/report/neurostimulation-devices-market *Among the various device types, spinal cord stimulators currently offer the most significant market potential and the growth of this segment is driven by its growing applications in treating chronic pain.
Bone stimulators work by passing an electric current or ultrasound across a fracture to speed up healing.
Depending on the Product the market is segmented by Spinal cord stimulators, Deep brain stimulators, Vagus nerve stimulators, Sacral nerve stimulators and Gastric electric stimulators.
GlobalData's Medical Devices sector report, "Vagus Nerve Stimulators - Pipeline Review, 2015" provides an overview of Vagus Nerve Stimulators currently in pipeline stage.
USPRwire, Thu Jul 30 2015] GlobalData's Medical Devices sector report, "Bone Growth Stimulators - Pipeline Review, 2015" provides an overview of Bone Growth Stimulators currently in pipeline stage.
By implanting electrical stimulators in the lower spinal cord, they are bypassing the injury site and directly activating spinal neurons that control the lower body.
Spinal cord stimulators reportedly deliver electrical pulses from an implantable pulse generator to leads with stimulating contacts in order to mask pain signals travelling to the brain.
In the United States, only about 3,000 epilepsy surgeries are performed annually and only about an additional 3,500 vagus nerve stimulators are placed each year.
are also looking into adapting their deep brain and spinal cord stimulators to depression treatment, Kalorama said.
Spinal cord stimulators (SCS) are implantable medical devices that are used to treat chronic pain of neurologic origin, such as back pain.
That's what Medtronics did last October when it wrote Tennessee officials over spinal cord stimulators.