2. Referring to electrical properties or electric reactivity of the skin, particularly altered resistance.
It is used in the treatment of stress, anxiety disorders, chronic pain, and hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating).
The lowest intensity of the sound that produces the skin response is considered the patient's hearing threshold.
This is one of the functional variables measured by polygraphs.
2. A technique by which sensors monitor the skin's electrical resistance to treat anxiety disorders, chronic pain, hyperhidrosis, and stress.
3. A transient change in certain electrical properties of the skin, associated with the sweat gland activity and elicited by any stimulus that evokes an arousal or orienting response.
Originally it was termed the psychogalvanic reflex, which later became known as the galvanic skin response.