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[pav-lov, -lawf; Russian pah-vluh f] /ˈpæv lɒv, -lɔf; Russian ˈpɑ vləf/
Ivan Petrovich
[ee-vahn pyi-traw-vyich] /iˈvɑn pyɪˈtrɔ vyɪtʃ/ (Show IPA),
1849–1936, Russian physiologist: Nobel Prize in medicine 1904. Unabridged
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Examples from the Web for Pavlov
Historical Examples
  • Pavlov has shown  that meat is one of the most and perhaps the most “peptogenic” of foods.

    How to Live Irving Fisher and Eugene Fisk
  • Ditto for hypnosis and/or Pavlov's 'conditioned reflex', by the way.

    Nor Iron Bars a Cage.... Gordon Randall Garrett
  • This fact, which was first noted by Setchenov, was experimentally demonstrated by Pavlov and his students.

    Taboo and Genetics

    Melvin Moses Knight, Iva Lowther Peters, and Phyllis Mary Blanchard
  • The whole mechanism of the transfer and of the recoil may best be expressed in terms of the conditioned reflex of Pavlov.

  • I would recommend Pavlov's book called Conditioned Reflexes.

  • Pavlov's book will further explain and clarify the concept of the conditioned response mechanism.

  • Experiments by Pavlov and others have shown that  the taste and enjoyment of food stimulate the flow of digestive juices.

    How to Live Irving Fisher and Eugene Fisk
  • Pavlov has shown that without such attention and enjoyment of the taste of food, the secretion of gastric juice is lessened.

    How to Live Irving Fisher and Eugene Fisk
British Dictionary definitions for Pavlov


/ˈpævlɒv; Russian ˈpavləf/
Ivan Petrovich (iˈvan pɪˈtrɔvitʃ). 1849–1936, Russian physiologist. His study of conditioned reflexes in dogs influenced behaviourism. He also made important contributions to the study of digestion: Nobel prize for physiology or medicine 1904
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Pavlov in Medicine

Pavlov Pav·lov (pāv'lôf', -lŏv', päv'ləf), Ivan Petrovich. 1849-1936.

Russian physiologist known for his discovery of the conditioned response. He won a 1904 Nobel Prize for his research on the nature of digestion.

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Pavlov in Science
  (pāv'lôv', -lôf')   
Russian physiologist who studied the digestive system of dogs, investigating the nervous control of salivation and the role of enzymes. His experiments showed that if a bell is rung whenever food is presented to a dog, the dog will eventually salivate when it hears the bell, even if no food is presented. This demonstration of what is known as a conditioned response prompted later scientific studies of human and animal behavior.
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