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Pavlov

[ pav-lov, -lawf; Russian pah-vluhf ]
/ ˈpæv lɒv, -lɔf; Russian ˈpɑ vləf /
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noun
I·van Pe·tro·vich [ee-vahnpyi-traw-vyich], /iˈvɑn pyɪˈtrɔ vyɪtʃ/, 1849–1936, Russian physiologist: Nobel Prize in medicine 1904.
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British Dictionary definitions for Pavlov

Pavlov
/ (ˈpævlɒv, Russian ˈpavləf) /

noun
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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Scientific definitions for Pavlov

Pavlov
[ păvlôv′, -lôf′ ]
Ivan Petrovich 1849-1936

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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