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[L. mechanismus fr. Gr. mēchanē, instrument, machine]
1. Involuntary, consistent response to a stimulus. 2. A habit or response pattern formed to achieve a result. 3. A machine or machine-like structure.
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Venes, Donald, editor. "Mechanism." Taber's Medical Dictionary, 23rd ed., F.A. Davis Company, 2017. Taber's Online, www.tabers.com/tabersonline/view/Tabers-Dictionary/730845/all/defense_mechanism.
Mechanism. In: Venes D, ed. Taber's Medical Dictionary. 23rd ed. F.A. Davis Company; 2017. https://www.tabers.com/tabersonline/view/Tabers-Dictionary/730845/all/defense_mechanism. Accessed January 17, 2020.
Mechanism. (2017). In Venes, D. (Ed.), Taber's Medical Dictionary. Available from https://www.tabers.com/tabersonline/view/Tabers-Dictionary/730845/all/defense_mechanism
Mechanism [Internet]. In: Venes D, editors. Taber's Medical Dictionary. F.A. Davis Company; 2017. [cited 2020 January 17]. Available from: https://www.tabers.com/tabersonline/view/Tabers-Dictionary/730845/all/defense_mechanism.
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