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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(65, 66) The interneurons, which mediate this reciprocal inhibition, Ia inhibition, are referred to as 'Ia inhibitory interneurons'.
Changes in reciprocal inhibition of the forearm during kinesthetic MI and after an Mi-based brain-machine interface training were assessed by M.
The same sequence is applied for the next dynamic technique in which the subject is asked to actively extend his leg, so that reciprocal inhibition of the hamstrings can be achieved.
A previous study reported that automatic antagonist alpha motor neuron inhibition was evoked by agonist muscle contraction in a phenomenon called reciprocal inhibition [43].
Monosynaptic reflexes are hyperactive, H-reflex and reciprocal inhibition are sustained.
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.
Further, in 1950s Wolpe's research work based on Pavlovian conditioning and Sherrington (1947) observation led to inception of Reciprocal Inhibition. Wolpe extended the principal of reciprocal inhibition to state that if a response is incompatible with the learned 'fear' or 'anxiety' it can be made to occur to a stimulus that had been conditioned to produce that fear, then that stimulus will cease to elicit the fear reaction.
Baranowsky, a clinical psychologist specializing in trauma, and Gentry, a psychotherapist and consultant specializing in traumatic stress and compassion fatigue, focus on the use of the principle of reciprocal inhibition as a core skill and explain the foundations of the tri-phasic model and behavioral, cognitive, and cognitive behavioral therapy, as well as physiological pathways for behavioral phenomena; the skills and techniques for the treatment phases of safety and stabilization, working through trauma and traumatic memories, and reconnection with the self, family, and loved ones; and integrative and clinician self-care models.
As possible factors limiting maximal activation in antagonistic muscles during co-contraction, the influences of inhibitory systems occurring at both central and peripheral sites, such as dual-task interference and Ia reciprocal inhibition as well as recurrent inhibition might be considered (Maeo et al., 2013a, b, c).
Massage therapists are familiar with reciprocal inhibition, PNF (proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation) and pin and stretch' techniques.
Other neurological benefits from dorsiflexor electrical stimulation are that it may decrease plantar flexor spasticity through reciprocal inhibition [24-26] and also decrease the plantar flexor stretch reflex [27,28].
Although simultaneously interacting with plants, reciprocal inhibition occurred between AMF and nematodes, as well as fungal pathogens.

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