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What does CS stand for?

CS stands for Conditioned Stimulus (psychology/psychiatry)

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The association between an odor, as a conditioned stimulus (CS), and electrical footshock, as an unconditioned stimulus (US), is an effective model to study fear-induced behavior.
Among the topics are drug-induced suppression of conditioned stimulus intake, mechanisms of overshadowing and potentiation in flavor aversion conditioning, the role of estradiol in the hormonal modulation of conditioned taste avoidance, and the chemical aversion treatment of alcoholism.
Examples of cases where the context acquires conditioned stimulus properties have been systematically demonstrated in research on latent inhibition, extinction, reinstatement and renewal (see Bouton, 1994; Gray, Williams, Fernandez, Ruddle, Good, & Snowden, 2001; Bursch, Hemsley & Joseph, 2004; Nelson & Sanjuan, 2006).