escape phenomenon

es·cape phe·nom·e·non

failure of the pupil in an eye with optic neuritis to maintain constriction as both eyes are alternately stimulated with light.
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escape phenomenon

The development of resistance to the effects of a continuously present stimulus.
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The cigarette manufacturers continued to exploit the psychological aspect of public life offering an escape phenomenon to many from first world to third world," he said.