psychogalvanic


psychogalvanic
Relating to changes in electric properties of the skin; e.g., a change in skin resistance induced by psychologic stimulus.

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psy·cho·gal·van·ic -gal-'van-ik adj of or relating to the psychogalvanic reflex <a \psychogalvanic record>

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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


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