reflex arc

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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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H reflex is homologous to the monosynaptic reflex in the spinal cord, (62) which enables us to investigate the motoneuron activity in the spinal cord in humans in an awake state.
With the use of this technique the monosynaptic reflex arc is interrupted, which reduces the spasticity.