(physiology) the effect of a stimulus (on nerves or organs etc.)
any stimulating information or event; acts to arouse action
the act of arousing an organism to action
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The act of stimulating, or the state of being stimulated.
The irritating action of various agents (stimuli) on muscles, nerves, or a sensory end organ, by which activity is evoked; especially, the nervous impulse produced by various agents on nerves, or a sensory end organ, by which the part connected with the nerve is thrown into a state of activity; irritation.