galvanic skin response
noun Date: 1942 a change in the electrical resistance of the skin that is a physiochemical response to emotional arousal which increases sympathetic nervous system activity

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  • galvanic skin 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 • Syn: ↑GSR, ↑psychogalvanic… …   Useful english dictionary

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