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fa·cil·i·ta·tion

 (fə-sĭl′ĭ-tā′shən)
n.
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.

facilitation

(fəˌsɪlɪˈteɪʃən)
n
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

fa•cil•i•ta•tion

(fəˌsɪl ɪˈteɪ ʃən)

n.
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.
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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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Acute effects of static and proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation stretching on muscle strength and power output.
Immediate effect of static and proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation stretching on hip adductor flexibility in female ballet dancers.
Therefore, it is concluded that stretching maneuvers with Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation are effective for the flexibility increase of the hamstring muscles, regardless the frequency used (one; three or six maneuvers).
Patients in group I were subjected to Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation therapy while those in group II were treated by passive range of motion exercises only.
Effects of Hot or Cold Water Immersion and Modified Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation Flexibility Exercise on Hamstring Length.
Thus, the present study aimed to investigate the acute effect of static stretching method (SS) and proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation (PNF) on the static muscle strength (SMS).
Hemodynamic and lactic acid responses to proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation exercise.
There are four types of stretching - ballistic, static, dynamic and proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation.