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response

1. Bridge a bid replying to a partner's bid or double
2. Christianity a short sentence or phrase recited or sung by the choir or congregation in reply to the officiant at a church service
3. Electronics the ratio of the output to the input level, at a particular frequency, of a transmission line or electrical device
4. any pattern of glandular, muscular, or electrical reactions that arises from stimulation of the nervous system

response

[ri′späns]
(communications)
(control systems)
A quantitative expression of the output of a device or system as a function of the input. Also known as system response.
(statistics)
The value of some measurable quantity after a treatment has been applied.
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Nevertheless, the discussion about a novel relational state does elicit a physiological stress response where novelty of the topic correlates with greater HPA reactivity.
Comprehensive knowledge of the physiological stress response facilitates the early recognition of the alarm and resistance phases of the GAS.
The physiological stress response involves various neuroendocrine axes and the release of catecholamines.
The oysters in this study were transferred from ambient levels of pH to the treatment levels without any acclimation and yet did not show a significant physiological stress response.

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