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stimulus

noun activator, animator, arouser, calcar, catalyst, catalytic agent, cause, drive, encouragement, fillip, goad, impetus, impulse, incentive, incitement, inducement, influence, mooivating force, motive, needle, prod, provocation, push, reason, shock, spur, stimulant, stimulation, stimulative, stimulator, sting, urge, whet
See also: cause, impetus, incentive, inducement, instigation, motive, origination, provocation, reason
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During the period in which animals were trained in the radial-arm maze, they had free access to water, but food was restricted to approximately 15 g/day to provide an adequate stimulus to seek the food reward they obtained in the maze.
High blood levels of oxygen in chronically hypercapnic patients can suppress the action of carotid and aortic bodies and suppress sensitivity to CO2 and eliminating hypoxia left these patients without an adequate stimulus to breathe.
will seek to balance the need to phase in higher civil service salaries while enforcing higher performance standards, to steadily cut back subsidies, while protecting the poor, and to reduce external borrowing, while providing adequate stimulus to the economy," Coordinating Minister for Economy, Finance and Industry Kwik Kian Gie told Indonesian donor representatives last month.