stimulate

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stimulate motion or activity activate , actuate , animate , invigorate , vivify
any of a group of synthetic steroid hormones used to stimulate muscle and bone growth; more than 100 have been developed and each requires a prescription to be used legally in the United States; sometimes used illicitly by athletes to increase their stren anabolic steroid
food or drink to stimulate the appetite (usually served before a meal or as the first course) appetiser , appetizer , starter
chronic autoimmune disease with inflammation of the joints and marked deformities; something (possibly a virus) triggers an attack on the synovium by the immune system, which releases cytokines that stimulate an inflammatory reaction that can lead to the atrophic arthritis , rheumatism , rheumatoid arthritis
obtained from a number of plants and used to stimulate the heart in cases of heart failure cardiac glucoside , cardiac glycoside
purging the body by the use of a cathartic to stimulate evacuation of the bowels catharsis , katharsis , purgation
T cell with CD4 receptor that recognizes antigens on the surface of a virus-infected cell and secretes lymphokines that stimulate B cells and killer T cells; helper T cells are infected and killed by the AIDS virus CD4 cell , CD4 T cell , helper cell , helper T cell
fertility drug (trade name Clomid) that is used to stimulate ovulation and that has been associated with multiple births Clomid , clomiphene , clomiphene citrate
injection of a liquid through the anus to stimulate evacuation; sometimes used for diagnostic purposes clyster , enema
spending money raised by borrowing; used by governments to stimulate their economy compensatory spending , deficit spending , pump priming
stimulate or incite egg on , instigate , provoke , spur on , urge on , whip up
literary works intended to stimulate sexual desire erotica
creative activity (writing or pictures or films etc.) of no literary or artistic value other than to stimulate sexual desire erotica , porn , porno , pornography , smut
stimulate emotion exhilarate , kindle
stimulate growth foment
stimulate or shock galvanize
stimulate with electric current galvanize
preliminary report of government proposals that is published in order to stimulate discussion green paper
any of several hormones produced in the hypothalamus and carried by a vein to the anterior pituitary gland where they stimulate the release of anterior pituitary hormones; each of these hormones causes the anterior pituitary to secrete a specific hormone hypothalamic releasing factor , hypothalamic releasing hormone , releasing factor , releasing hormone , RH
stimulate to action impel , motivate
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