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Descriptor in English: Reaction Time
Descriptor in Spanish: Tiempo de Reacción
Descriptor in Portuguese: Tempo de Reação
Descriptor in French: Temps de réaction
Entry term(s): Latencies, Response
Latency, Response
Reaction Times
Response Latencies
Response Latency
Response Time
Response Times
Tree number(s): E05.796.817
F02.830.650
F04.669.817
G11.561.677
Scope note: The time from the onset of a stimulus until a response is observed.
Annotation: physiol processes only
Allowable Qualifiers: DE drug effects
ES ethics
GE genetics
IM immunology
PH physiology
RE radiation effects
Online Note: use REACTION TIME to search RESPONSE LATENCY 1970-76
History Note: RESPONSE LATENCY was see under REACTION TIME 1970-76
DeCS UI: 12364
Descriptor UI: D011930
Date Established: 1960/01/01
Date of Entry: 1999/01/01
Revision Date: 2015/06/30
Reaction Time - Preferred
Concept UI M0018540
Scope note The time from the onset of a stimulus until a response is observed.
Preferred term Reaction Time
Entry term(s) Reaction Times
Response Time
Response Times
Response Latency - Related but not broader or narrower
Concept UI M0018541
Preferred term Response Latency
Entry term(s) Latencies, Response
Latency, Response
Response Latencies



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