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Irritability

Definition

noun

(physiology) The ability of the cell to receive and respond to a stimulus.

(pathology) The excessive sensitivity of a bodily organ or part to a stimulus; undue susceptibility to the influence of a stimulus.

(general) The quality or state of being irritable.


Supplement

In physiology, irritability is exhibited by certain cells, such as muscle cells, neurons, and endocrine cells.


Word origin: From Latin irritabilitas
Related forms: irritable (adjective)

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See also: irritation


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Whar is hyper irritability?

What is hyper irritability & What are its symptoms in human beings?

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by kumar985
Thu Nov 15, 2012 1:19 pm
 
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... another sick biology question - "which of the following is a biological process but not a characteristics of living organisms?" A. Irritability B. Memory C. Excretion D. Observation I am pretty sure that A and C is not the answer but how about "Memory" and "Observation"?? ...

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... as persistent physical fatigue, the presence of constant headaches, the loss of memory, a very poor ability to concentrate and constant emotional irritability. The anti-inflammatory compounds such as prednisone, prednisolone, dexamethasone and betamethasone are commonly used and prescribed corticosteroid ...

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by Jennuan
Wed Oct 29, 2008 4:21 am
 
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Re: Stomach bloating and weight gain

... loss, thinning hair, • Headaches, migraines, • Heart palpitations, • Heavy or light periods, • Hot flashes, • Incontinence, • Irregular periods, • Irritability, inability to handle stress, • Lack of concentration, foggy, fuzzy thinking, • Leg cramps, • Low metabolism, • Lower sex drive, loss of ...

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by MichaelXY
Sat Oct 18, 2008 9:12 pm
 
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life and non-life...

... share basic characteristics, including the following: - Responsiveness - Organisms can respond to changes in the environment, this is called irritability. - Growth and *most of the time* differentiation - Organisms can grow larger by increasing the number of cells. Individual cells withon ...

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by dan167
Fri Aug 17, 2007 8:37 am
 
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