- Relating to changes in electric properties of the skin; e.g., a change in skin resistance induced by psychologic stimulus.
* * *psy·cho·gal·van·ic -gal-'van-ik adj of or relating to the psychogalvanic reflex <a \psychogalvanic record>
* * *psy·cho·gal·van·ic (si″ko-gal-vanґik) pertaining to certain changes in the electrical properties of the skin that are presumed to have a psychologic component, such as in galvanic skin responses.
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psychogalvanic — /suy koh gal van ik/, adj. Med. pertaining to or involving electric changes in the body resulting from reactions to mental or emotional stimuli. [1905 10; PSYCHO + GALVANIC] * * * … Universalium
psychogalvanic — adj. pertaining to electrical activity in the body in response to emotional stimuli (Psychology) … English contemporary dictionary
psychogalvanic — psy·cho·galvanic … English syllables
psychogalvanic — a. pertaining to change in electrical resistance of skin resulting from mental processes which cause alterations in secretion of perspiration. ♦ psychogalvanometer, n. instrument measuring such electric change; lie detector … Dictionary of difficult words
psychogalvanic — “+ adjective Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary psych + galvanic : relating to or involving electrical changes in the body as dependent on mental or emotional processes … Useful english dictionary
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 response — psychogalvanic skin response galvanic skin r … Medical dictionary
psychogalvanic response — 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
psychogalvanic reflex — noun or psychogalvanic response : a momentary decrease in the apparent electrical resistance of the skin resulting from activity of the sweat glands in response to exciting stimuli … Useful english 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