reflex arc

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reflex arc

n. Physiology
The neural path of a reflex.
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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
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re′flex arc`


n.
the nerve pathways followed by an impulse during a reflex.
[1880–85]
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Noun1.reflex arc - the neural path of a reflexreflex arc - the neural path of a reflex    
neural structure - a structure that is part of the nervous system
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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.