galvanic skin response

noun

Definition of galvanic skin response

: a change in the electrical resistance of the skin that is a physiochemical response to emotional arousal which increases sympathetic nervous system activity

First Known Use of galvanic skin response

1942, in the meaning defined above

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“Galvanic skin response.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/galvanic%20skin%20response. Accessed 19 Feb. 2020.

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galvanic skin response

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Medical Definition of galvanic skin response

: a change in the electrical resistance of the skin that is a physiochemical response to emotional arousal which increases sympathetic nervous system activity abbreviation GSR

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