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(er′ĕ-thizm )

[Gr. erethismos, irritation]

1. Unusual or excessive response or irritability of tissue or an organ to a stimulus.
SEE: apathism
erethismic (er″ĕ-thiz′mik ), adj.
2. Erethism mercurialis.

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