STIMULANT, a. [L.] Increasing or exciting action, particularly the action of the organs of an animal body; stimulating.
STIMULANT, n. A medicine that excites and increases the action of the moving fibers or organs of an animal body.
STIM'U-LANT, a. [L. stimulans.]
In medicine, producing a quickly diffused and transient is crease of vital energy, and strength of action in the heart and arteries.
In medicine, an article which produces a quickly diffused and transient increase of vital energy and strength of action in the heart and arterial system.
- Serving to
- That which stimulates,
provokes, or excites.
- Produced increased vital
action in the organism, or in any of its parts.
- An agent which
produces a temporary increase of vital activity in the organism, or in
any of its parts] -- sometimes used without qualification to signify
an alcoholic beverage used as a stimulant.