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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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Potentiation or diminution of discrete motor unconditioned responses (rabbit eyeblink) to an aversive pavlovian unconditioned stimulus by two associative processes: Conditioned fear and conditioned diminution of unconditioned stimulus processing.
Sometimes it even merges into the larger unconditioned response without a separate maximum at all.
Salivation at the sight of food is an unconditioned response. It is brought about by the construction of the nerve network with which the organism is born.
It naturally causes a response, the unconditioned response (UCR).
Recent studies have led to the identification of neurons that contribute to the neural circuitry supporting the unconditioned response (UR) and conditioned response (CR).