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game reasoning

the reasoning that governs acceptable behavior within a sporting context. As sport is deemed to be outside real life, the level of morality applied to behavior in sport is different from and usually lower than that applied to behavior in real life. See bracketed morality.

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recurrent collateral inhibition

recurrent collateral inhibition

a negative-feedback system that prevents rapid, repeated firing of the same motor neuron. To accomplish this, one branch of an axon loops back toward the cell body of the neuron and communicates with an inhibitory Renshaw cell. The Renshaw cell in turn inhibits the neuron.