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ex·ci·ta·tion

 (ĕk′sī-tā′shən)
n.
1. The act or process of exciting or an instance of it.
2. The state or condition of being excited.
3. Physiology The activity produced in an organ, tissue, or part, such as a nerve cell, as a result of stimulation.
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excitation

(ˌɛksɪˈteɪʃən)
n
1. the act or process of exciting or state of being excited
2. a means of exciting or cause of excitement
3. (Electrical Engineering)
a. the current in a field coil of a generator, motor, etc, or the magnetizing current in a transformer
b. (as modifier): an excitation current.
4. (Biology) the action of a stimulus on an animal or plant organ, inducing it to respond
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ex•ci•ta•tion

(ˌɛk saɪˈteɪ ʃən, -sɪ-)

n.
1. the act of exciting or the state of being excited.
2. a process in which a molecule, atom, nucleus, or particle is excited.
[1350–1400; Middle English < Latin]
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ex·ci·ta·tion

(ĕk′sī-tā′shən)
The activity produced in an organ, tissue, or cell of the body that is caused by stimulation, especially by a nerve or nerve cell. Compare inhibition.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.excitation - the state of being emotionally aroused and worked upexcitation - the state of being emotionally aroused and worked up; "his face was flushed with excitement and his hands trembled"; "he tried to calm those who were in a state of extreme inflammation"
emotional arousal - the arousal of strong emotions and emotional behavior
fever pitch - a state of extreme excitement; "the crowd was at fever pitch"
sensation - a state of widespread public excitement and interest; "the news caused a sensation"
2.excitation - the neural or electrical arousal of an organ or muscle or gland
arousal - a state of heightened physiological activity
3.excitation - something that agitates and arouses; "he looked forward to the excitements of the day"
arousal, rousing - the act of arousing; "the purpose of art is the arousal of emotions"
chiller, hair-raiser - excitation that makes your hair stand up or that chills your bones; "the movie was an old-fashioned hair-raiser"
thrill - something that causes you to experience a sudden intense feeling or sensation; "the thrills of space travel"
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excitation

noun
Intensity of feeling or reaction:
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Translations
Exzitation

ex·ci·ta·tion

n. excitación, reacción a un estímulo.
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References in periodicals archive ?
Additionally, in a similar study with endurance runners, participants ran 6km at anaerobic threshold ([V.sub.OBLA]) and the results showed no sign of contractile enhancement, suggesting a balance of fatigue and potentiation via an impairment of the excitation-contraction coupling (Skof et al., 2006a).
Abbreviations DM: Diabetes mellitus CVDs: Cardiovascular diseases T2DM: Type 2 diabetes mellitus GK: Goto-Kakizaki GLUT-2: Glucose transporter GPDH: Glycerol-3-phosphate dehydrogenase NZO: New Zealand obese OLETF: Otsuka Long Evans Tokushima Fat SDT: Spontaneously diabetic Torri TGF-[beta]1: Transforming growth factor-[beta]1 ECM: Extracellular matrix PKB: Protein kinase B ECC: Excitation-contraction coupling SR: Sarcoplasmic reticulum RyR: Ryanodine receptor CICR: Calcium-induced calcium release SERCA2: SR [Ca.sup.2+]-ATPase2 NCX: [Na.sup.+]/[Ca.sup.2+] exchanger ENDO: Endocardial EPI: Epicardial.
Philipson, "Cardiac sodium-calcium exchange and efficient excitation-contraction coupling: implications for heart disease," Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology, vol.
On the other hand, HF development is associated with the genes that regulate excitation-contraction coupling. The SERCA2a, a pivotal component of calcium handling, plays a crucial role in modulating cardiac contraction and relaxation.
Therefore, fatigue during SE may be related to other factors such as a better metabolite balance, reduced exercise-induced strain and maintenance of excitation-contraction coupling (8).
The EMD derives from several processes, such as excitation-contraction coupling, contraction of the contractile component, and stretching of the SEC (8).
NOX enzymes are implicated in the skeletal muscle excitation-contraction coupling; hence we hypothesized that a characteristic pattern of NOX expression might exist in the different skeletal muscle fiber subtypes.
[118.] Mackenzie I, Bootman MD, Berridge MJ, Lipp PJ (2001) Predetermined recruitment of calcium release sites underlies excitation-contraction coupling in rat atrial myocytes.
Calcium sparks: elementary events underlying excitation-contraction coupling in heart muscle.
[Ca.sup.2+] channels are found in all excitable cells and are essential for electrical excitability, excitation-contraction coupling, excitation-secretion coupling, and other cellular functions [22].
ChanTest has established several algorithms for twitch detection and kinetic analysis, as well as has conducted an investigation indicating that impedance twitch recordings accurately assess contraction, thus enabling the study of medicines that affect excitation-contraction coupling and the contractile apparatus.