facilitation

[fuh-sil-i-tey-shuh n]
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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

First recorded in 1610–20; facilitate + -ion
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British Dictionary definitions for facilitation

facilitation

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

[fə-sĭl′ĭ-tāshən]
n.
  1. 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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