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biofeedback

Pronunciation: bī′ō-fēd′bak

Definition: A training technique that enables a patient to gain some element of voluntary control over autonomic body functions; based on the principle that a desired response is learned when received information such as a recorded increase in skin temperature (feedback) indicates that a specific thought complex or action has produced the desired physiologic response.

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