habituation

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(hă″bich′oo-ā′shŏn )


1. The process of becoming accustomed to a stimulus as a result of frequent exposure or use.
2. The newborn's unconscious suppression or extinction of automatic physiological responses to selective levels of commonly experienced stimuli, such as environmental noise.

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(hă″bich′oo-ā′shŏn )


1. The process of becoming accustomed to a stimulus as a result of frequent exposure or use.
2. The newborn's unconscious suppression or extinction of automatic physiological responses to selective levels of commonly experienced stimuli, such as environmental noise.

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