My watch list
my.bionity.com  
Login  

Irritability



Irritability is an excessive response to stimuli. Irritability takes many forms, from the contraction of a unicellular organism when touched, to complex reactions involving all the senses of higher animals. In plants, response is usually different from that seen in animals, but is nonetheless present. The term irritability is used for both the physiological reaction to stimuli and for the pathological, abnormal or excessive sensitivity to stimuli.

Additional recommended knowledge

Irritability may manifest in behavioral responses to both physiological as well as behavioral stimuli, including environmental, situational, sociological, and emotional stimuli.

Causes

Irritability can result from conditions such as:

See also

  • Annoyance
 
This article is licensed under the GNU Free Documentation License. It uses material from the Wikipedia article "Irritability". A list of authors is available in Wikipedia.
Your browser is not current. Microsoft Internet Explorer 6.0 does not support some functions on Chemie.DE