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facilitation

[fuh-sil-i-tey-shuh n] /fəˌsɪl ɪˈteɪ ʃən/
noun
1.
the act or process of facilitating.
2.
Physiology. the lowering of resistance in a neural pathway to an impulse, resulting from previous or simultaneous stimulation.
Origin of facilitation
1610-1620
First recorded in 1610-20; facilitate + -ion
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facilitation

/fəˌsɪlɪˈteɪʃən/
noun
1.
the act or process of facilitating
2.
(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
n.

1610s, from facilitate + -ion.

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facilitation in Medicine

facilitation fa·cil·i·ta·tion (fə-sĭl'ĭ-tā'shən)
n.
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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