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reflex arc

n. Physiology
The neural path of a reflex.

reflex arc

n
(Physiology) physiol the neural pathway over which impulses travel to produce a reflex action, consisting of at least one afferent (receptor) and one efferent (effector) neuron

re′flex arc`


n.
the nerve pathways followed by an impulse during a reflex.
[1880–85]
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