psychogalvanic response

psychogalvanic response
noun
a change in the electrical properties of the skin in response to stress or anxiety; can be measured either by recording the electrical resistance of the skin or by recording weak currents generated by the body
Hypernyms: ↑reaction, ↑response
Part Holonyms: ↑lie detector

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noun

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