Stimulation is the action of various agents (stimuli) on nerves, muscles, or a sensory end organ, by which activity is evoked; especially, the nervous impulse produced by various agents on nerves, or a sensory end organ, by which the part connected with the nerve is thrown into a state of activity.

The word is also often used metaphorically. For example, an interesting or fun activity can be described as "stimulating", regardless of its physical effects on nerves.

Stimulation is used in the petroleum industry to describe activities that improve the production of wells. This often includes the pumping of reactive fluids such as hydrochloric acid to remove or bypass damaged rock. Hydraulic fracturing is an extreme example of well stimulation.

It is also used in simulation technology to describe a synthetically produced signal that triggers (stimulates) real equipment, see below.

(Note)Stimulate means act as stimulus to, stimulus means things that rouses to activity, now rouses means exciting, stirring.

Read more about Stimulation:  Overview, Use in Simulators and Simulation Technology, Over-stimulation, Well Stimulation

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... TENS (Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation) was patented and first used in 1974 for pain relief ... TENS treatment did pave the way for other types of electrical stimulation for the body, primarily sacral nerve stimulation ... The first sacral nerve stimulation study was performed in 1988 ...
Sacral Nerve Stimulation - Conditions Treated - Interstitial Cystitis
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Well Stimulation
... In the petroleum industry, stimulation (sometimes called "well stimulation", or "formation stimulation") is any action on the hydrocarbon producing formation or wellbore that increases the production rate ... Hydraulic fracturing is an extreme form of stimulation, where the rock is broken open by the application of high pressure and a crack forms ...
Anterior Fornix Erogenous Zone - Mechanism - Orgasm
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Salivate - Stimulation
... Sympathetic stimulation of saliva is to facilitate respiration, whereas parasympathetic stimulation is to facilitate digestion ... Parasympathetic stimulation leads to acetylcholine (ACh) release onto the salivary acinar cells ... Lastly, both parasympathetic and sympathetic nervous stimulation can lead to myoepitheilium contraction which causes the expulsion of secretions from the secretory acinus into the ducts and ...

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