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impulse

noun actuation, drive, encouragement, immelling force, impetus, impulsio, impulsion, impulsus, incentive, motivation, motive, pressure, push, spontaneity, spontaneous inclination, stimulant, sudden desire, sudden force, thrust
Associated concepts: heat of passion, impulsive acts, irreeistible impulse, uncontrollable impulse
See also: catalyst, cause, desire, impetus, incentive, motive, passion, reason, stimulus
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In the spinal cord, axonal regeneration either fails entirely or is not initiated; we can only speculate how an injured spinal-cord axon becomes a source of ectopic impulses.
If excessive trains of ectopic impulses are generated in, for example, a neuroma, these drugs can selectively (although partially) suppress that activity without suppressing neural activity in the whole body.