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classical conditioning

a basic form of learning, whereby a neutral stimulus isrepeatedly paired with an unconditioned stimulus (UCS), thatnaturally produces an unconditioned response (UCR). Afterseveral trials, the neutral stimulus is now a conditionedstimulus (CS) and thus produces a conditioned response (CR).

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September 20th 2021

cross tolerance

this phenomenon arises in some drug categories, such as theopiates (heroin, morphine etc) and tryptamines (LSD,mescaline and psilocybin) when the prolonged use of one drugin the group results in the development of tolerance to theothers opioids.