the act or process of facilitating.
Physiology. the lowering of resistance in a neural pathway to an impulse, resulting from previous or simultaneous stimulation.

1610–20; facilitate + -ion

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facilitation (fəˌsɪlɪˈteɪʃən)
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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1610s, from facilitate + -tion.
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facilitation fa·cil·i·ta·tion (fə-sĭl'ĭ-tā'shən)
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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