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Stimulus

Correct spelling for stimulus

Medical definition of stimulus:

1. A stimulant. 2. Anything which arouses action ( the response) in a muscle, nerve, or gland, or which promotes some trophic change.

Usage examples for stimulus:

  • This stimulus and this education, in normal cases, are given by tradition; that is to say, by religious belief and practice. "The Life of the Spirit and the Life of To-day, – Evelyn Underhill"
  • Nor does the brute beast recognize or respond to any stimulus of action other than pleasure. "Ontology or the Theory of Being, – Peter Coffey"
  • Is there nothing else that will bring out the best there is in men but the stimulus of war, and its demands for sacrifice, even of life itself? "Our National Defense: The Patriotism of Peace, – George Hebard Maxwell"

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