- Physiology. a nerve whose stimulation excites greater action.
- Archaic. an exciter.
Origin of excitor
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Historical Examples of excitor
Whence it became evident that this nerve is not the excitor, but the sensory nerve concerned in glycogenesis.
Like the other medicines of this order, Ergot is not an excitor of the heart and circulation.The Action of Medicines in the System
Frederick William Headland
- a nerve that, when stimulated, causes increased activity in the organ or part it supplies
- a variant spelling of exciter
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