spontaneous recovery
noun Date: 1943 reappearance of an extinguished conditioned response without positive reinforcement

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  • spontaneous recovery — n reappearance of an extinguished conditioned response without positive reinforcement …   Medical dictionary

  • Spontaneous recovery — In classical conditioning, spontaneous recovery or resurgence in operant conditioning, is the reemergence of a conditioned response which has been previously extinguished. Spontaneous recoveries tend to yield somewhat muted responses in which… …   Wikipedia

  • spontaneous recovery — noun : reappearance of an extinguished conditioned response without further positive reinforcement …   Useful english dictionary

  • Spontaneous remission — In medicine, spontaneous remission is recovery without known reason or cause.cite book | last = Bakal| first = Donald A. | title = Minding the Body: Clinical Uses of Somatic Awareness| publisher = Guilford Publications| date = 2001| pages = p 163 …   Wikipedia

  • spontaneous remission — noun Recovery without treatment • • • Main Entry: ↑spontaneous …   Useful english dictionary

  • recovery — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ amazing, astonishing (BrE), dramatic, excellent, miraculous, remarkable ▪ Laura made a miraculous recovery. ▪ good …   Collocations dictionary

  • spontaneous — Without apparent cause; said of disease processes or remissions. [L. spontaneus, voluntary, capricious] * * * spon·ta·ne·ous spän tā nē əs adj 1) proceeding from natural feeling or native tendency without external constraint 2) developing without …   Medical dictionary

  • spontaneous — adj. VERBS ▪ appear, be, seem ADVERB ▪ genuinely ▪ quite, totally ▪ appare …   Collocations dictionary

  • recovery — 1. A getting back or regaining; recuperation. 2. Emergence from general anesthesia. 3. In nuclear magnetic resonance, refers to relaxation. [M.E., fr. O.Fr. recoverer, fr. L. recupero, to recover, get back, fr. re , again, + capio, to take] …   Medical dictionary

  • spontaneous — adj. arising without apparent cause or outside aid. The term is applied in medicine to certain conditions, such as pathological fractures, that arise in the absence of outside injury; also to recovery from a disease without the aid of specific… …   The new mediacal dictionary

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