desensitization procedure

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Noun1.desensitization procedure - a technique used in behavior therapy to treat phobias and other behavior problems involving anxiety; client is exposed to the threatening situation under relaxed conditions until the anxiety reaction is extinguished
behavior modification, behavior therapy - psychotherapy that seeks to extinguish or inhibit abnormal or maladaptive behavior by reinforcing desired behavior and extinguishing undesired behavior
exposure therapy - a form of behavior therapy in which a survivor confronts feelings or phobias or anxieties about a traumatic event and relives it in the therapy situation
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Funding Sources: The cost of the desensitization procedure, investigations and transplant treatment were all borne/paid by the patients.
Two occurred during the 2-day aspirin desensitization procedure, with pancreatic lipase levels of 425 and 789 U/L, respectively, with normal defined as 13-63 U / L.
Survival rates among kidney failure patients Eighty-year survival rate Patients receiving desensitization procedure and transplant 80.6% Patients undergoing dialysis only 30.5% SOURCE: R.A.
The desensitization procedure applies when your dog already has an association with the object--usually a negative one--and you're working to change the association to positive.