- the act or process of facilitating.
- Physiology. the lowering of resistance in a neural pathway to an impulse, resulting from previous or simultaneous stimulation.
Origin of facilitation
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- the act or process of facilitating
- physiol the increased ease of transmission of impulses in a nerve fibre, caused by prior excitation
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Word Origin and History for facilitation
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- The enhancement or reinforcement of a reflex or other nerve activity by the arrival of other excitatory impulses at the reflex center.
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