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Physiological reaction   /fˌɪziəlˈɑdʒɪkəl riˈækʃən/   Listen
Physiological reaction

An automatic instinctive unlearned reaction to a stimulus.  Synonyms: inborn reflex, innate reflex, instinctive reflex, reflex, reflex action, reflex response, unconditioned reflex.

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"Physiological reaction" Quotes from Famous Books

... organism." Beauty, then, according to the psychologists, is the quality inherent in things, the possession of which enables them to stimulate our organism to harmonious functioning. And the perception of beauty is a purely physiological reaction. ...
— The Gate of Appreciation - Studies in the Relation of Art to Life • Carleton Noyes

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