reciprocal inhibition

noun

Medical Definition of reciprocal inhibition

2 : behavior therapy in which the patient is exposed to anxiety-producing stimuli while in a controlled state of relaxation so that the anxiety response is gradually inhibited

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“Reciprocal inhibition.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/reciprocal%20inhibition. Accessed 27 Jan. 2022.

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