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1. (Science: neurology) An increase of force or strength; denoting specifically the increased sharpness of the patellar reflex when the patient at the same time closes the fist tightly or pulls against the flexed fingers or contracts some other set of muscles.

See: jendrassik's manoeuvre.

2. (Science: dentistry) A structural addition or inclusion used to give additional strength in function; e.g., bars in plastic denture base.

3. (Science: psychology) In conditioning, the totality of the process in which the conditioned stimulus is followed by presentation of the unconditioned stimulus which, itself, elicits the response to be conditioned.

See: reinforcer, schedules of reinforcement, classical conditioning, operant conditioning.

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can someone explain on reinforcement of prezygotic isolation related to mating calls in male frogs?

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Re: Blind faith

... heratics could attest to if they had heads. I disaggree with you on the mode of inheritence. I think it's mostly genetic with some environmental reinforcement. Some people revel in the warm feeling arroused be faith , some don't and others are in between. Variation. I don't see how you can argue ...

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If you have tried to quit smoking >>>>

... stress relief, and other good feelings they experience. This combination of physiological and psychological effects provides so many positive reinforcements that smoking quickly becomes an established habit. As the term tolerance implies, a smoker actually becomes accustomed to having a certain ...

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by alwaleed
Thu Jun 14, 2007 2:24 pm
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The Fiber Disease

... did to work from..I had this to work from. BIG DIFFERENCE! BIG DIFFERENCE! Not even close. Here is another passage: Possibly in order to receive a reinforcement of the own chitin layer, or for the eggs. Signs in addition could be a progressive parodontosis and holes at the edge of tooth neck. Which ...

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The Fiber Disease

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Tue Oct 03, 2006 7:01 pm
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