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A princess who is tinged with coquetry usually forms a brilliant court around her; her smile stimulates luxury, arouses wit, and even courage; the nobles, too, fight better for a prince whose wife is beautiful.
Pleasure" is a property of a sensation or other mental occurrence, consisting in the fact that the occurrence in question either does not stimulate any voluntary or reflex movement, or, if it does, stimulates only such as tend to prolong the occurrence in question.
Pleasurable sensations either stimulate no action at all, or at most stimulate such action as is likely to prolong them.
Mournfully and low the man of God began his eulogy of the dead, and his doleful voice, mingled with the sobbing which it was its purpose to stimulate and sustain, rose and fell, seemed to come and go, like the sound of a sullen sea.
Emporiums of splendid dresses, the materials brought from every quarter of the world; tempting stores of everything to stimulate and pamper the sated appetite and give new relish to the oft-repeated feast; vessels of burnished gold and silver, wrought into every exquisite form of vase, and dish, and goblet; guns, swords, pistols, and patent engines of destruction; screws and irons for the crooked, clothes for the newly-born, drugs for the sick, coffins for the dead, and churchyards for the buried-- all these jumbled each with the other and flocking side by side, seemed to flit by in motley dance like the fantastic groups of the old Dutch painter, and with the same stern moral for the unheeding restless crowd.
Very likely," says the doctor: "I have known people eat in a fever; and it is very easily accounted for; because the acidity occasioned by the febrile matter may stimulate the nerves of the diaphragm, and thereby occasion a craving which will not be easily distinguishable from a natural appetite; but the aliment will not be concreted, nor assimilated into chyle, and so will corrode the vascular orifices, and thus will aggravate the febrific symptoms.
In this depressed state of the classical market, Mrs Jarley made extraordinary efforts to stimulate the popular taste, and whet the popular curiosity.
Because IL12 stimulates a TH1 response even without T cells around and dampens TH2 reactions, many researchers have set out to determine IL12's role in a variety of diseases.
Masayuki Noguchi, who works with Leonard, studied IL-7, which typically stimulates the growth of immature T-cells in the thymus and affects the development of a different white cell, the B-cell.
However, Huseman adds, the new data cannot rule out that lead may also affect height more directly -- by inhibiting IGF-1, which stimulates cell proliferation in the "growth plate" at the ends of bones.
Researchers at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine in Baltimore have identified a chemical in broccoli, called sulforaphane, that stimulates animal and human cells to produce cancer-fighting enzymes.

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