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punishment

 in operant conditioning, a process whereby a response is followed by a negative reinforcer, which results in a decrease in the probability ofthe response.

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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.