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(1) Irritability; the ability to receive and respond to a stimulus.
(2) The ability of the cell or tissue to generate and sometimes propagate action potentials.

(general) The state or a measure of being excitable.


In physiology, the muscle cells, neurons, and endocrine cells are some of the cells with this ability.

Word origin: Latin excit─übilis
Related forms: excitable (adjective), excite (verb).


See also: action potential

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Control of Neurons (Eg dielectrophoretic)

... is no way to apply a certain electrical curent and induce the man seeing a dinosaur. It is done to demonstrate the properties of conductibity and excitability of the neuron. It is done on frogs. Very immoral thing, if you're a frog

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by MrMistery
Tue Oct 11, 2005 5:54 pm
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Topic: Control of Neurons (Eg dielectrophoretic)
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