reflex response


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Noun1.reflex response - an automatic instinctive unlearned reaction to a stimulusreflex response - an automatic instinctive unlearned reaction to a stimulus
accommodation reflex - reflex changes in the eyes that enable an object to be focused on the retina
Babinski, Babinski reflex, Babinski sign - extension upward of the toes when the sole of the foot is stroked firmly on the outer side from the heel to the front; normal in infants under the age of two years but a sign of brain or spinal cord injury in older persons
belch, burp, burping, eructation, belching - a reflex that expels gas noisily from the stomach through the mouth
blink, blinking, eye blink, nictation, nictitation, winking, wink - a reflex that closes and opens the eyes rapidly
blush, flush - sudden reddening of the face (as from embarrassment or guilt or shame or modesty)
disgorgement, emesis, puking, vomiting, regurgitation, vomit - the reflex act of ejecting the contents of the stomach through the mouth
defecation reflex, rectal reflex - normal response to the presence of feces in the rectum
yawn, yawning, oscitance, oscitancy - an involuntary intake of breath through a wide open mouth; usually triggered by fatigue or boredom; "he could not suppress a yawn"; "the yawning in the audience told him it was time to stop"; "he apologized for his oscitancy"
electrical shock, shock, electric shock - a reflex response to the passage of electric current through the body; "subjects received a small electric shock when they made the wrong response"; "electricians get accustomed to occasional shocks"
breaking wind, fart, farting, flatus, wind - a reflex that expels intestinal gas through the anus
gulping, gulp - a spasmodic reflex of the throat made as if in swallowing
response, reaction - a bodily process occurring due to the effect of some antecedent stimulus or agent; "a bad reaction to the medicine"; "his responses have slowed with age"
knee jerk, knee-jerk reflex, patellar reflex - a reflex extension of the leg resulting from a sharp tap on the patellar tendon
light reflex, pupillary reflex, miosis, myosis - reflex contraction of the sphincter muscle of the iris in response to a bright light (or certain drugs) causing the pupil to become smaller
mydriasis - reflex pupillary dilation as a muscle pulls the iris outward; occurs in response to a decrease in light or certain drugs
micturition reflex - relaxation of the urethral sphincter in response to increased pressure in the bladder
gag reflex, pharyngeal reflex - normal reflex consisting of retching; may be produced by touching the soft palate in the back of the mouth
goose bump, goose pimple, goose skin, goosebump, gooseflesh, horripilation, pilomotor reflex - reflex erection of hairs of the skin in response to cold or emotional stress or skin irritation
plantar reflex - flexion of the toes when the sole of the foot is stroked firmly on the outer side from the heel to the front in persons over the age of 2 years; under 2 years the results should be extension of the toes (Babinski reflex)
rooting reflex - reflex consisting of head-turning and sucking movements elicited in a normal infant by gently stroking the side of the mouth or cheek
startle, jump, start - a sudden involuntary movement; "he awoke with a start"
myotactic reflex, stretch reflex - reflex contraction of a muscle when an attached tendon is pulled; important in maintaining erect posture
suckling reflex - reflex behavior in newborn mammals; includes finding and grasping the nipple in the mouth and sucking on it and swallowing the milk
shiver, tremble, shake - a reflex motion caused by cold or fear or excitement
sneeze, sneezing, sternutation - a symptom consisting of the involuntary expulsion of air from the nose
hiccough, hiccup, singultus - (usually plural) the state of having reflex spasms of the diaphragm accompanied by a rapid closure of the glottis producing an audible sound; sometimes a symptom of indigestion; "how do you cure the hiccups?"
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The FPR is meant to integrate into the Moro reflex response by about 12 weeks in utero.
After randomization, five subjects (one from the control group and four from the intervention group) did not produce a measurable patellar tendon reflex response and were excluded from the study, Therefore, 22 subjects (3 males and 7 females in the intervention group; 5 males and 7 females in control group) completed the intervention and measurements.
As such, neurological impairments in the form of diminished reflex response may significantly impair natural gait automaticity.
The function of pain is to aid future avoidance of the pain source, whereas nociception enables a reflex response that provides immediate protection but no awareness or changes to long-term behaviour," Professor Elwood said.
It is nature's way of protecting our airways, a reflex response to any irritation in our throat.
Antennae, minuscule in snow or southern Tanner crabs, were quite active and responsive for red king crab, providing a more sensitive reflex response.
As such, any reflex response that the absence of a helmet might be a causative factor in someone's injuries often ignores the reality on our roads.
forceful expiration without preceding inspiration), an additional laryngeal reflex response often occurring in association with laryngospasm (9) leading to an immediate reduction of the lung volume.
This new record reported here undoubtedly constitutes the fastest reflex response of a member of the animal kingdom ever recorded.
Using a traditional tendon reflex mallet, we located the most sensitive spot on the triceps tendon with the strongest reflex response.
In addition, a stretch-induced reflex response can be measured simultaneously as a clinical scale such as the MAS is administered.
Electrical stimulation utilising the flexor reflex response on the common peroneal nerve of one or both legs was used in the TS and OG groups.