Irritability

Responsiveness to change in the physical or biological environment; a property of all living things.

irritability

  1. an irritable petulant feeling
  2. excessive sensitivity of an organ or body part
  3. a disposition to exhibit uncontrolled anger

Irritability

Irritability is an excessive response to stimuli. The term is used for both the physiological reaction to stimuli and for the pathological, abnormal or excessive sensitivity to stimuli; It is usually used to refer to anger or frustration. Irritability can be a growing response to the objective stimuli of hunger or thirst in animals or humans which...
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irritability

(from the article `nervous system`) ...A change in the environment is the stimulus; the reaction of the organism to it is the response. In single-celled organisms, the response is the ... ...photoreceptor component, or organelle, of the photoreceptor cell contains a coloured substance (visual pigment) that absorbs light and initiates .....
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irritability

(ir″ĭ-tә-bil´ĭ-te) ability of an organism or a specific tissue to react to the environment. the state of being abnormally responsive to slight stimuli, or unduly sensitive. myotatic irritability the ability of a muscle to contract in response to stretch...
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irritability

[n] - an irritable petulant feeling
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Irritability

• (n.) The state or quality of being irritable; quick excitability; petulance; fretfulness; as, irritability of temper. • (n.) A condition of morbid excitability of an organ or part of the body; undue susceptibility to the influence of stimuli. See Irritation, n., 3. • (n.) A natural susceptibility, characteristic of all living organ...
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irritability

crossness noun an irritable petulant feeling
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Irritability

Ir`ri·ta·bil'i·ty noun [ Latin irritabilitas : confer French irritabilité .] 1. The state or quality of being irritable; quick excitability; petulance; fretfulness; as, irritability of temper. 2. (Physiol.) A natural susceptibility, characteristic of all...
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irritability

1. The state or quality of being irritable; quick excitability; petulance; fretfulness; as, irritability of temper. ... 2. <physiology> A natural susceptibility, characteristic of all living organisms, tissues, and cells, to the influence of certain stimuli, response being manifested in a variety of ways, as that quality in plants by which th...
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irritability

Type: Term Pronunciation: ir′i-tă-bil′i-tē Definitions: 1. The property inherent in protoplasm of reacting to a stimulus.
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