unconditioned response

noun

a reflex action innately elicited by a stimulus without the intervention of any learning processAlso called (esp formerly): unconditioned reflex Compare conditioned response

Nearby words

  1. uveitis,
  2. uveoparotid fever,
  3. uveoscleritis,
  4. uvf,
  5. uviform,
  6. uvula cerebelli,
  7. uvula palatina,
  8. uvula vermis,
  9. uvula vesicae,
  10. uvular

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Medicine definitions for unconditioned response

unconditioned response

n.

A natural, usually unvarying response evoked by a stimulus in the absence of learning or conditioning.

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