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excitotoxic lesion

a lesion caused by paroxysmal overactivity of neurons, which may be associated with seizures or occur after stroke. This is most commonly caused by overstimulation of neurons by excitatory amino acids (see excitotoxicity).

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telephone scatologia

telephone scatologia

a paraphilia in which an individual obtains sexual pleasure by making obscene telephone calls. See scatophilia.