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making easy or less difficult; assisting the progress of: The facilitation of your move will be made by the students.
Not to be confused with:
felicitation – congratulation; an expression of good wishes: Felicitations on your graduation.


1. The act or action of facilitating: the facilitation of effective learning.
2. Physiology
a. The lowering of the threshold for propagation of an action potential of a neuron.
b. The enhancement of a neuron to a stimulus, as a result of prior repeated stimulation.


1. the act or process of facilitating
2. (Physiology) physiol the increased ease of transmission of impulses in a nerve fibre, caused by prior excitation


(fəˌsɪl ɪˈteɪ ʃən)

1. the act or process of facilitating.
2. the lowering of resistance in a neural pathway to an impulse resulting from previous or simultaneous stimulation.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.facilitation - the condition of being made easy (or easier); "social facilitation is an adaptive condition"
condition, status - a state at a particular time; "a condition (or state) of disrepair"; "the current status of the arms negotiations"
2.facilitation - (neurophysiology) phenomenon that occurs when two or more neural impulses that alone are not enough to trigger a response in a neuron combine to trigger an action potential
neurophysiology - the branch of neuroscience that studies the physiology of the nervous system
organic phenomenon - (biology) a natural phenomenon involving living plants and animals
3.facilitation - act of assisting or making easier the progress or improvement of something
assist, assistance, help, aid - the activity of contributing to the fulfillment of a need or furtherance of an effort or purpose; "he gave me an assist with the housework"; "could not walk without assistance"; "rescue party went to their aid"; "offered his help in unloading"
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Also consistent with previous reviews, there was an absence of support for programs solely including alcohol education, although multicomponent alcohol education--focused programs, which combine educational elements with BMI, PFI, and PNF components, had greater, albeit mixed, support.
However, the effect of interventions performed with Kabat's PNF on arterial function is unknown even though variant effects are postulated in its physiological enunciates.
The PNF was given in each hospital by a physical therapist skilled in the procedures.
Those with conidia and mycelium similar to those described for PNF were purified (Orozco 2005).
Al Ghussein was elected by the Palestinian National Council to head the PNF in 1984, guaranteeing him a seat on the PLO Executive Committee.
Even PNF stretches, in which you do interval stretches to allow a joint to exhibit greater ROM, do not truly prepare the muscles.
The most commonly used PNF technique is called stretch- contract-relax, where the muscle compartment is taken to the point of stretch for 10-15 seconds, followed by an isometric contraction (provided by a partner) for 3-5 seconds, followed by 3-5 second relax period.
Where traditional weightlifting concentrates on a single muscle at a time, PNF works on using multiple muscles together--in smooth logical patterns--to do things like carrying food to your mouth, swimming, or rowing.
Because the PNF considered itself an arm of the PLO and contained members of the Jordanian Communist Party (JCP), there was hope that the Soviets would be able to influence PLO policy through the PNF.
For his favor, however, Sir Thaddeus, a bus driver turned education minister, wants the young reporter to smear his political opponent in the official PNF organ for the upcoming election When the reporter refuses to do so, the minister threatens to keep him from going off to school by denying him a scholarship and getting his mother in trouble.
The PNF should not make decisions properly allocated to the PF during the pre-flight briefing.