facilitation


facilitation

noun

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

noun

  1. the act or process of facilitating
  2. physiol the increased ease of transmission of impulses in a nerve fibre, caused by prior excitation
n.

1610s, from facilitate + -ion.

n.

  1. 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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