Definition of Excitor

1. exciter [n -S] - See also: exciter



Medical Definition of Excitor

1. 1. Producing stimulation, especially producing stimulation by causing tension on muscle fibre through the nervous tissue. 2. An agent or remedy that produces stimulation. Origin: L. Stimulans This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology (11 Mar 2008)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Excitor

excitingness
excitive
excitives
excito-motion
excito-nutrient
excitoglandular
excitometabolic
excitomotor
excitomotory
excitomuscular
exciton
excitonic
excitonics
excitons
excitoprotective
excitor (current term)
excitor nerve
excitoreflex nerve
excitors
excitosecretory
excitotoxic
excitotoxicity
excitotoxin
excitotoxins
excitotoxity
excitovascular
exclaim
exclaimed
exclaimer
exclaimers

Literary usage of Excitor

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1. Manual of Chemical Physiology by Karl Gotthelf Lehmann, Samuel Jackson (1856)
"Spinal nerve force is composed of two distinct forces—an excitor force and a ... excitor Nerve Force. The first, or excitor force, has a close affinity with ..."

2. The Retrospect of Practical Medicine and Surgery: Being a Half-yearly edited by William Braithwaite, James Braithwaite, Edmond Fauriel Trevelyan (1858)
"A wet excitor having been placed on the nape of the neck, the second is conducted on ... Then a metallic excitor, the end of which has the form of an olive, ..."

3. A Manual of Pharmacology and Its Applications to Therapeutics and Toxicology by Torald Hermann Sollmann (1922)
"Their excitor cells constitute the entire spinal "ganglion chain," including ... The connector fibers of these run directly to the periphery, the excitor or ..."

4. The Physiological Anatomy and Physiology of Man by Robert Bentley Todd, William Bowman (1857)
"... and, wherever the stimulus be applied to an excitor nerve, it will, with equal effect, rouse its corresponding motor nerve to action. ..."

5. The British and Foreign Medical Review: Or Quarterly Journal of Practical (1844)
"The in-excitor portions of the nervous system coincide with the seat of the mental functions. The excitor portions are chiefly dedicated to the acts of ..."

6. The London Medical Gazette (1849)
"AN ESSAY ON VOLITION, AS AN excitor AND MODIFIER OF THE RESPIRATORY MOVEMENTS. Br WM. FREDERICK BARLOW, MRCS Fellow of the Royal Medical and Chirurgical ..."

7. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1839)
"Sentient and voluntary nerves are blended with the excitor and motor nerves, ... A muscle is stimulated, the action is conveyed by an excitor nerve, ..."

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