Characterized by, causing, or constituting excitation: the excitatory action of these impulses
More example sentences
- Neurosteroids can therefore alter neuronal excitability very rapidly by binding to receptors for inhibitory or excitatory neurotransmitters at the cell membrane.
- The NMDA receptor is activated by glutamate, the primary excitatory neurotransmitter in the brain.
- The parasympathetic nervous system is excitatory and results in the contraction of smooth muscle, whereas the sympathetic system inhibits smooth muscle in the digestive system.
Definition of excitatory in:
- The US English dictionary