trigger reaction

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Medical dictionary. 2011.

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  • reaction*/*/*/ — [riˈækʃ(ə)n] noun 1) [C] the way that you feel or behave as a result of something that happens My mother s reaction was quite unexpected.[/ex] Shock is a natural reaction to such bad news.[/ex] See: knee jerk 2) [C] a bad effect on your body… …   Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • trigger — [tʀigœʀ; tʀigɛʀ] n. m. ÉTYM. 1968, Larousse; mot angl., « déclenchement », du néerl. trekker. ❖ ♦ Anglicisme. 1 Techn. Déclencheur, dans une machine à calculer électronique. 2 Méd …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • trigger point — n a sensitive area of the body which when stimulated gives rise to a reaction elsewhere in the body esp a localized usu. tender or painful area of the body and esp. of a muscle that when stimulated gives rise to pain elsewhere in the body called… …   Medical dictionary

  • reaction — noun 1 response ADJECTIVE ▪ extreme, strong, violent ▪ favourable/favorable, positive ▪ adverse, hostile, negative …   Collocations dictionary

  • reaction — n. 1) to cause, trigger a reaction 2) to encounter, meet with a reaction 3) an adverse, negative; favorable, positive; strong; weak reaction 4) an allergic; chain; chemical; delayed; knee jerk (usu. fig.); natural, normal; nuclear; physiological… …   Combinatory dictionary

  • trigger — I = trigger off trigger UK [ˈtrɪɡə(r)] / US [ˈtrɪɡər] or trigger off UK / US verb [transitive] Word forms trigger : present tense I/you/we/they trigger he/she/it triggers present participle triggering past tense triggered past participle… …   English dictionary

  • trigger — /trig euhr/, n. 1. a small projecting tongue in a firearm that, when pressed by the finger, actuates the mechanism that discharges the weapon. 2. a device, as a lever, the pulling or pressing of which releases a detent or spring. 3. anything, as… …   Universalium

  • trigger — trig•ger [[t]ˈtrɪg ər[/t]] n. 1) a small projecting tongue in a firearm that, when pressed by the finger, actuates the mechanism that discharges the weapon 2) a device, as a lever, the pulling or pressing of which releases a detent or spring 3)… …   From formal English to slang

  • trigger — /ˈtrɪgə / (say triguh) noun 1. (in firearms) a small projecting tongue which when pressed by the finger liberates the mechanism and discharges the weapon. 2. a device, as a lever, the pulling or pressing of which releases a detent or spring. 3.… …   Australian English dictionary

  • trigger — I. noun Etymology: alteration of earlier tricker, from Dutch trekker, from Middle Dutch trecker one that pulls, from trecken to pull more at trek Date: 1621 1. a. a piece (as a lever) connected with a catch or detent as a means of releasing it;… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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