I believe that a Stimulant is able actually to produce nervous action; perhaps by an irritative operation upon nerve-fibre.
irritative motions continue, but are not succeeded by sensation.
High cultivation may help to self-command, but it multiplies the chances of irritative contact.
According to Eckhard,3 the phenomena of artificial glycosuria are irritative and not paralytic.
Constipation, worms, and piles have an irritative influence which is often very seriously felt.
He associated it with irritative dyspepsia, hypochondriasis, and exhaustion of nerve-power.
Torpentia, those things which diminish the exertions of all the irritative motions.
Associations formed before nativity, irritative motions mistaken for officiated ones.
These agencies have, moreover, the marked disadvantage of adding their irritative effects to those incidental to the dermatitis.
To these irritative stimuli should be added the sensitive ones of cheerful ideas, hope, affection.
irritative ir·ri·ta·tive (ĭr'ĭ-tā'tĭv)