\kˈɒntɹəstˌɪmjʊlənt], \kˈɒntɹəstˌɪmjʊlənt], \k_ˈɒ_n_t_ɹ_ə_s_t_ˌɪ_m_j_ʊ_l_ə_n_t]\
Definitions of CONTROSTIMULANT
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A substance that possesses a particular, debilitating property, acting upon the excitability in a manner opposite to stimulus. A name given to therapeutical agents, which, according to the Italian theory of contro-stiulus,are endowed with the property of diminishing excitement by a specific action. These agents are by no means clearly defined.
By Robley Dunglison