galvanic skin reflex
see under response.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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  • Galvanic skin response — (GSR), also known as electrodermal response (EDR), psychogalvanic reflex (PGR), or skin conductance response (SCR), is a method of measuring the electrical resistance of the skin. There has been a long history of electrodermal activity research,… …   Wikipedia

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  • psychogalvanic reflex — n a momentary decrease in the apparent electrical resistance of the skin resulting from activity of the sweat glands in response to mental or emotional stimulation called also psychogalvanic reaction, psychogalvanic response * * * galvanic skin… …   Medical dictionary

  • psychogalvanic reflex — ▪ neurophysiology also called  galvanic skin response (GSR)        a change in the electrical properties of the body (probably of the skin) following noxious stimulation, stimulation that produces emotional reaction, and, to some extent,… …   Universalium

  • response — 1. The reaction of a muscle, nerve, gland, or other excitable tissue to a stimulus. 2. Any act or behavior, or its constituents, that a living organism is capable of emitting. Reflexes are usually excluded because they are typically elicited by a …   Medical dictionary

  • GSR — noun a change in the electrical properties of the skin in response to stress or anxiety; can be measured either by recording the electrical resistance of the skin or by recording weak currents generated by the body • Syn: ↑galvanic skin response …   Useful english dictionary

  • GSR — 1. galvanic skin response. 2. galvanic skin reflex. * * * …   Universalium

  • reaction — 1. The response of a muscle or other living tissue or organism to a stimulus. 2. The color change effected in litmus and certain other organic pigments by contact with substances such as acids or alkalies; also the property that such substances… …   Medical dictionary

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