Definition of Reciprocal inhibition

1. Noun. A method of behavior therapy based on the inhibition of one response by the occurrence of another response that is mutually incompatible with it; a relaxation response might be conditioned to a stimulus that previously evoked anxiety.




Medical Definition of Reciprocal inhibition

1. Contraction in a muscle is accompanied by a loss of tone or by relaxation in the antagonistic muscle. Synonym: reciprocal inhibition. (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Reciprocal Inhibition

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Literary usage of Reciprocal inhibition

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1. The Integrative Action of the Nervous System by Charles Scott Sherrington (1906)
"reciprocal inhibition in other muscular groups. ... This due to these agents transmuting reciprocal inhibition into excitation. Decerebrate rigidity. ..."

2. The Integrative Action of the Nervous System by Charles Scott Sherrington (1906)
"reciprocal inhibition in other muscular groups. ... This due to these agents transmuting reciprocal inhibition into excitation. Decerebrate rigidity. ..."

3. The Integrative Action of the Nervous System by Charles Scott Sherrington (1906)
"reciprocal inhibition in other muscular groups. ... This due to these agents transmuting reciprocal inhibition into excitation. Decerebrate rigidity. ..."

4. A History of Modern Philosophy: A Sketch of the History of Philosophy from by Harald Høffding (1908)
"... Here it is their reciprocal inhibition which decides the matter. ... psychology seeks to find definite laws for the reciprocal inhibition of ideas. ..."

5. Nervous and mental disease monograph series (1918)
"Furthermore, Sherrington demonstrated the reciprocal inhibition of the negative or antagonistic afferent impulse, and it is probable that reciprocal ..."

6. The Autonomic Functions and the Personality by Edward John Kempf (1921)
"Furthermore, Sherrington demonstrated the reciprocal inhibition of the negative or antagonistic afferent impulse, and it is probable that reciprocal ..."

7. The Sex Offenderby Barbara K. Schwartz, Henry R. Cellini by Barbara K. Schwartz, Henry R. Cellini (1995)
"reciprocal inhibition: Major agent of behavior change. In W. O'Donohue & L. Krasner (Eds.), Theories of behavior therapy: Exploring behavior change (pp. ..."

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