conditioned stimulus


noun

psychol a stimulus to which an organism has learned to make a response by classical conditioningCompare unconditioned stimulus

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Medical definitions for conditioned stimulus

conditioned stimulus

n.

A previously neutral stimulus that, after repeated association with an unconditioned stimulus, elicits the response produced by the unconditioned stimulus itself.
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