|1.||the act or process of exciting or state of being excited|
|2.||a means of exciting or cause of excitement|
|3.||a. the current in a field coil of a generator, motor, etc, or the magnetizing current in a transformer|
|b. (as modifier): an excitation current|
|4.||the action of a stimulus on an animal or plant organ, inducing it to respond|
excitation ex·ci·ta·tion (ěk'sī-tā'shən)
The act of increasing the rapidity or intensity of the physical or mental processes; stimulation.
The complete, all-or-none response of a nerve or muscle to an adequate stimulus, ordinarily including propagation of excitation along the membranes of the cell or cells involved.