Definitions for arousal
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the act of arousing
"the purpose of art is the arousal of emotions"
a state of heightened physiological activity
awakening from sleep
foreplay, arousal, stimulation(noun)
mutual sexual fondling prior to sexual intercourse
The act of arousing or the state of being aroused.
A physiological and psychological state of being awake or reactive to stimuli, including elevated heart rate and blood pressure and a condition of sensory alertness, mobility and readiness to respond.
Origin: arouse + -al
the act of arousing, or the state of being aroused
Arousal is a physiological and psychological state of being awake or reactive to stimuli. It involves the activation of the reticular activating system in the brain stem, the autonomic nervous system and the endocrine system, leading to increased heart rate and blood pressure and a condition of sensory alertness, mobility and readiness to respond. There are many different neural systems involved in what is collectively known as the arousal system. Four major systems originating in the brainstem, with connections extending throughout the cortex, are based on the brain's neurotransmitters, acetylcholine, norepinephrine, dopamine, and serotonin. When these systems are in action, the receiving neural areas become sensitive and responsive to incoming signals.
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Cortical vigilance or readiness of tone, presumed to be in response to sensory stimulation via the reticular activating system.
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There is this physiological arousal that in theory affects all organ systems and that ’s going to wear over time.
There are a number of mechanical devices which increase sexual arousal, particularly in women. Chief among these is the Mercedes-Benz 380SL convertible.
Women can also have pelvic pain or perineal (between vagina and rectum) pain, depending on their mode of giving birth, that may also impact not only their desire but their arousal.
We don't talk about it much in the paper, but typically when you are presented with rewarding stimulus of any kind it creates an orientation to the award and some arousal because we are anticipating the reward.
Our results may help to understand the mechanisms of the sleepwalking episodes, we hypothesize that a dissociate state of arousal may modify the components of sleep-wake behavior, consciousness, and also pain perception.
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