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Pronunciation:  bIowf'eedb`ak

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  a training program in which a person is given information about physiological processes (heart rate or blood pressure) that is not normally available with the goal of gaining conscious control of them

BIOFEEDBACK is a 11 letter word that starts with B.


 See Also: training program



Medical Dictionary
 Definition: Behavior training program that teaches a person how to control certain autonomic reactions such as heart rate, blood pressure, skin temperature and muscular tension.
Biology Dictionary
  1. Information about certain bodily functions that are normally involuntary, such as pulse rate and blood pressure, that is given to an individual so that she or he can learn to affect or control them.
  2. A technique that allows a person to control, via methods such as visualization and relaxation, internal processes (such as heartbeat, blood pressure, brain wave activity. etc.) that are normally outside conscious control.
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