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Noun: reciprocal inhibition
  1. A method of behaviour therapy based on the inhibition of one response by the occurrence of another response that is mutually incompatible with it; a relaxation response might be conditioned to a stimulus that previously evoked anxiety
    - reciprocal-inhibition therapy

Derived forms: reciprocal inhibitions

Type of: behavior modification [US], behavior therapy [US], behaviour therapy [Brit, Cdn]

Encyclopedia: Reciprocal inhibition