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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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In fact, a randomized, controlled trial of older adults showed that an eight-week program of relaxation response plus other stress management techniques lessened the amount of medication some of the participants needed to control their blood pressure.
When a cardiac rehabilitation programme was combined with relaxation response training, participants experienced significant reductions in blood pressure, decreases in lipid levels, and increases in psychological functioning when compared to participants' status before the programme.
The study from investigators at the Benson-Henry Institute for Mind/Body Medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) combined advanced expression profiling and systems biology analysis to both identify genes affected by relaxation response practice and determine the potential biological relevance of those changes.
9[degrees]/0) and the relaxation response group (64.
The DRT model is restricted to relaxation, and it assumes there is a probability distribution y (t) that underpins the relaxation response with a relaxation time [tau].
More recently Dr Herbert Benson introduced his relaxation response to combat stress.
Patricia says "In our busy lives, we underestimate the ability of the relaxation response to empower us and counteract the effects of a hectic lifestyle.
A relaxation response may allow an individual to attempt to return to a state of balance and thereby facilitate healing.
It is clear that at minimum these practices result in an acute relaxation response, lowering blood pressure, heart rate, and subjective rating of stress.
The use of the relaxation response, combined with suggestions designed to modify gut motility, as well as the use of an abdominal pain reduction technique, enabled this young woman to modify stress, restore sleep to normal, reduce abdominal pain, and develop a sense of self-efficacy in managing this functional disorder of the gut.
Herb Benson who first described the relaxation response, believes that 60 to 90% of health care visits are for stress related symptoms.