electrodermal response

A change in the heat and electricity passed through the skin by nerves and sweat. Electrodermal response increases in certain emotional states and during hot flashes that happen with menopause. Also called skin conduction and galvanic skin response.

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  • Galvanic skin response — (GSR), also known as electrodermal response (EDR), psychogalvanic reflex (PGR), or skin conductance response (SCR), is a method of measuring the electrical resistance of the skin. There has been a long history of electrodermal activity research,… …   Wikipedia

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  • 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

  • galvanic skin response — A change in the heat and electricity passed through the skin by nerves and sweat. Galvanic skin response increases in certain emotional states and during hot flashes that happen with menopause. Also called skin conduction and electrodermal… …   English dictionary of cancer terms

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