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Pavlov

[pav-lov, -lawf; Russian pah-vluh f]
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noun
  1. I·van Pe·tro·vich [ee-vahn pyi-traw-vyich] /iˈvɑn pyɪˈtrɔ vyɪtʃ/, 1849–1936, Russian physiologist: Nobel Prize in medicine 1904.
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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</p>

    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.


British Dictionary definitions for pavlov

Pavlov

noun
  1. 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
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

pavlov in Medicine

Pavlov

([object Object])
  1. 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

Pavlov

[păvlôv′, -lôf′]
  1. 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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