reaction time

noun

Medical Definition of reaction time

: the time elapsing between the beginning of the application of a stimulus and the beginning of an organism's reaction to it

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“Reaction time.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/reaction%20time. Accessed 19 Jan. 2022.

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