Definitions for "Arousal"
A state of behavioural or physiological activation.
Term to describe physiological activation, such as increased brain activity, autonomic responses, sweating, or muscle tension. go to glossary index
An abrupt change from a "deep" stage of NREM sleep to a "lighter" stage, or from REMS to awake, with the possibility of awakening as the final outcome. Arousal may be accompanied by increased tonic EMG activity and heart rate, as well as body movements.
intensity of desire to become involved in sporting situation.
Keywords:  emotions, act, art, purpose
The act of arousing, or the state of being aroused.
the act of arousing; "the purpose of art is the arousal of emotions"
mutual sexual stimulation prior to sexual intercourse