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recruitment

 [re-kro̳t´ment]
1. the gradual increase to a maximum in a reflex when a stimulus of unaltered intensity is prolonged.
2. in audiology, an abnormal increase in loudness caused by a very slight increase in sound intensity, as in meniere's disease.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

re·cruit·ment

(rē-krūt'mĕnt),
1. In the testing of hearing, the abnormally greater increase in loudness in response to increments in intensity of the acoustic stimulus in an ear with a sensory hearing loss compared with that of a normal ear.
See also: irradiation (3).
2. In neurophysiology, the activation of additional neurons (spatial recruitment) or an increase in their firing rate (temporal recruitment).
See also: irradiation (3). Synonym(s): recruiting response
3. The adding of parallel channels of flow in any system.
[Fr. recrutement, fr. L. re-cresco, pp. -cretus, to grow again]
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recruitment

(rĭ-kro͞ot′mənt)
n.
1. An abnormal disproportionate sensation of loudness to sounds of increasing intensity.
2. The activation of additional motor neurons in response to sustained stimulation of a given receptor or afferent nerve.
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recruitment

Medtalk The process of finding a suitable candidate for a position Neurology An ↑ in number of active motor units involved in a neuromuscular response, resulting from the temporal or spatial summation of a stimulus or from an ↑ intensity of a stimulus
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re·cruit·ment

(rĕ-krūt'mĕnt)
1. audiology The unequal reaction of the ear to equal steps of increasing intensity, measured in decibels, with greater than normal increment in perceived loudness.
2. The bringing into activity of additional motor neurons, causing greater activity in response to increased duration of the stimulus applied to a given receptor or afferent nerve.
See also: irradiation
3. The adding of parallel channels of flow in any system.
[Fr. recrutement, fr. L. re-cresco, pp. -cretus, to grow again]
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recruitment

1. Activation of an increasing number of responsive cells as the size of the stimulus increases.
2. An unpleasant blasting sensation experienced by people with sensorineural deafness when exposed to loud noises.
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Figure 1 shows the number of appropriate and inappropriate recruiting responses per 20-min session for each student, and Figure 2 show the mean number of appropriate and inappropriate recruiting responses for each student in each condition.
All four students appropriately recruited within the target range of three to five recruiting responses per session on 81 of the 106 self-recording and maintenance sessions.
Table 4 shows the percentage of recruiting responses that produced teacher praise in all phases of the study: Henry, 15 (63%) of 24 responses; Ellen, 24 (69%) of 36 responses; Lisa, 3 (38%) of 8 responses; and Pam, 10 (33%) of 30 responses.
TABLE 4 Percentage of Recruiting Responses That Produced Teacher Praise and Instructional Feedback Baseline Generalization Program Student Praise Instructional Praise Instructional Feedback Feedback Henry 0 (3) 100 71 (15) 100 Ellen 0 (1) 100 76 (25) 84 Lisa 0 (2) 50 50 (4) 50 Pam 17 (6) 43 43 (14) 86 Maintenance Student Praise Instructional Feedback Henry 67 (6) 100 Ellen 50 (10) 80 Lisa 50 (2) 100 Pam 30 (10) 60
Note: Percentage of recruiting responses that produced teacher praise and instructional feedback statements during independent seatwork sessions by Henry, Lisa, and Pam in a general education math classroom, and by Ellen in a general education social studies classroom.
Table 4 shows percentage of recruiting responses that produced instructional feedback.
Table 5 shows the mean rate per 10 min of recruiting responses and teacher praise and instructional feedback statements received during independent seatwork sessions by Henry, Lisa, and Pam in a general education social studies classroom.
Note: Mean rate per 10 min of recruiting responses emitted and teacher praise statements received during independent seat-work sessions by Henry, Lisa, and Pam in a general education social studies classroom.