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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He also declared the reflex arc misrepresents how people interact with their environs, explaining how organisms do not "passively receive a stimulus and then become active responders.
A basic representation of this reflex arc is shown in Fig.
Dry eye syndrome, a disease that is reported to affect over 30% of the population over 50 years of age, can be the result of an altered or inadequate tear film and it is thought to be associated with poor regulation of tear production via these sensory neurons in the tear reflex arc.
Reflex arc is the physiological response to the action of a stimulus that acts on a specific receptor field and has an anatomical substrate called reflex arc (fig 4).
Nerve growth factor (NGF) is one of the neurotrophic factors implicated, a known mediator of C fiber nerve excitability and bladder reflex arc reconstruction following SCI [12].
The difference began with a disagreement that Bode had with Dewey's view of the psychological reflex arc.
The pathway the stimulus takes from the receptor to effector is called a reflex arc [5, 6].
Anatomical disrelation may be perpetuated through the somatic reflex arc, in some people.
The reflex arc is stimulated by changes in the chemical composition of gut contents, or stretching of the cells lining the gut wall.
These reactions are controlled and mediated by the reflex arc.
The treats called Hiccupops are said to trigger a set of nerves in your throat and mouth that are responsible for the hiccup reflex arc.