psychogalvanic reflex

noun

Medical Definition of psychogalvanic reflex

: a momentary decrease in the apparent electrical resistance of the skin resulting from activity of the sweat glands in response to mental or emotional stimulation

called also psychogalvanic reaction, psychogalvanic response

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“Psychogalvanic reflex.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/psychogalvanic%20reflex. Accessed 22 Jan. 2022.

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