What does the word excitability mean?

Usage examples for excitability

  1. When the parathyroids are removed, an astounding increase in the excitability of the nerves follow. – The Glands Regulating Personality by Louis Berman, M.D.
  2. In conceding to the influence of bells so many services to the establishment which monopolizes them, I must, however, not forget that the power they possess over the nerves, however agreeable or interesting in health, is pernicious, and often fatal, when the excitability is increased by disease? – A Morning's Walk from London to Kew by Richard Phillips
  3. How much was to be hoped from the great impression already made; how much to be feared from the weakness of His followers, the incipient envy of priest and Pharisee, and the volatile excitability of the crowd. – The Gospel According to St. Mark by G. A. Chadwick

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