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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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With practice, they can learn to control muscle impulses to vary the strength of their grasp, even though they cannot feel how hard they are squeezing.
Allows Persons with Significant Physical Limitations to Communicate by Using a Computer That is Operated by Muscle Impulses Transmitted by This Wireless Access Devise