reciprocal inhibition

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Noun1.reciprocal inhibition - a method of behavior therapy based on the inhibition of one response by the occurrence of another response that is mutually incompatible with it; a relaxation response might be conditioned to a stimulus that previously evoked anxiety
behavior modification, behavior therapy - psychotherapy that seeks to extinguish or inhibit abnormal or maladaptive behavior by reinforcing desired behavior and extinguishing undesired behavior
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Brady wrote: "[Myra] regarded periodic homicides as rituals of reciprocal innervation, marriage ceremonies theoretically binding us ever closer." He added: "She is essentially a chameleon, adopting whatever camouflage will suit and voicing whatever she believes the individual wishes to hear."
Reciprocal innervation is essential for smooth movement of limbs.
When a stretch reflex excites one muscle it simultaneously inhibits the agonist muscles, which is called reciprocal inhibition this takes place due to reciprocal innervation. Without this it would be impossible to move from say internal to external rotation.

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