[ adjective ] concerning each of two or more persons or things; especially given or done in return;
"reciprocal aid" "reciprocal trade" "reciprocal respect" "reciprocal privileges at other clubs"
Used in print(E. Gellhorn, "Prolegomena to a theory of the emotions"...)
Moreover , the dominance in parasympathetic action ( with reciprocal inhibition of the sympathetic ) at the hypothalamic level induces , by its peripheral action , the autonomic symptoms of sleep and , by its action on the cortex , a lessening in the reactivity of the sensory and motor apparatus of the somatic nervous_system .
He then applied this principle of reciprocal inhibition to human neuroses .
For the interpretation of these significant investigations , it should be remembered that reciprocal relations exist in the hypothalamus with respect to autonomic and somatic functions which are closely associated with the emotions .
The feeding pain antagonism seems to be based on this reciprocal relation between the tropho - and ergotropic systems .
We stressed the reciprocal relation of these systems with respect to the autonomic somatic downward discharge as_well_as regarding the hypothalamic cortical discharge .
[ noun ] something (a term or expression or concept) that has a reciprocal relation to something else
"risk is the reciprocal of safety"
[ adjective ] of or relating to the multiplicative inverse of a quantity or function
"the reciprocal ratio of a:b is b:a"