Definitions

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  • adj. Of or relating to the electrical properties of the skin.

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  • adj. Of or pertaining to the electrical properties of skin

Etymologies

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electro- +‎ dermal

Examples

  • This method is sometimes called electrodermal testing, and claims to diagnose food intolerances by measuring changes in your 'electromagnetic field' with a galvanometer or computer.

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  • Skin conductance response is a measurement of fluctuations in the electrical conductivity of skin -- also known as electrodermal response and galvanic skin response.

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  • The sensor, which fits into a bracelet about the size of a wristwatch, is designed to gauge emotional response by monitoring "electrodermal activity," or skin conductance—that is, micro changes in sweat levels.

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  • When a shopper is frustrated with a sales clerk, excited about a deal or overwhelmed with long lines, electrodermal activity levels are likely to rise.

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  • Alternative methods of diagnosis readily available on the high street or via the internet – such as the electrodermal Vega test (which measures conductivity in the body), kinesiology (muscle testing) and hair analysis – are not recommended," Nice advises."

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  • Social stress is a known trigger for psychotic episodes, and a number of studies testing diastolic blood pressure, skin conductance, and electrodermal reactivity all pointed to the connection between high-expressed-emotion relatives and increased feelings of stress in a patient.

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  • Improvement in spleen, immune, and nervous system function were quantified by electrodermal screening, and a reduction of pain, an increase in relaxation, and more mobility was reported in patients with chronic conditions as multiple sclerosis, lupus, fibromyalgia, thyroid goitre.

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  • Improvements in spleen and nervous system function as quantified by electrodermal screening.

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  • When people killed an opponent, their electrodermal activity shot up, while their faces registered distress.

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  • When electrodermal wires are placed on people's arms and fingertips to study their skin conductance patterns and the subjects then hear a few obscenities spoken clearly and firmly, participants show signs of instant arousal.

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