stimulus

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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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Such a compromise in tissue material might be due to a latency period in bone's adaptation to external mechanical stimulus.
Reports indicate that mechanical stimulus in the form of vibration stimulus that travels from the sole of the foot up through the skeleton is anabolic to bone [12-14].
If a mechanical stimulus is required, yet a further component must be added to the system.

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