conditioned avoidance

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Noun1.conditioned avoidance - a conditioned response that anticipates the occurrence of an aversive stimulus
acquired reflex, conditional reaction, conditional reflex, conditional response, conditioned reaction, conditioned reflex, conditioned response - an acquired response that is under the control of (conditional on the occurrence of) a stimulus
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Several studies have investigated the efficacy of differing exposure lengths on the extinction of conditioned avoidance, using this paradigm.
In a model of conditioned avoidance, NEO-356 had no negative effect on the animals' ability to respond, while NEO-377 had slight effects, and both clozapine and risperidone had significant negative effects.

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