Definition of Reflex arc

1. Noun. The neural path of a reflex.

Generic synonyms: Neural Structure



Definition of Reflex arc

1. Noun. (context: neuroanatomy neurophysiology) The neural pathway that mediates a reflex. ¹

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Medical Definition of Reflex arc

1. The route followed by nerve impulses in the production of a reflex act, from the peripheral receptor organ through the afferent nerve to the central nervous system synapse and then through the efferent nerve to the effector organ. (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Reflex Arc

reflectorize
reflectorized
reflectorizes
reflectorizing
reflectors
reflectron
reflectrons
reflects
reflet
reflets
reflew
reflex
reflex(a)
reflex angina
reflex angle
reflex arc (current term)
reflex arcs
reflex asthma
reflex camera
reflex control
reflex cough
reflex detrusor contraction
reflex dyspepsia
reflex epilepsy
reflex hammer
reflex headache
reflex incontinence
reflex inhibition
reflex iridoplegia

Literary usage of Reflex arc

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1. The Integrative Action of the Nervous System by Charles Scott Sherrington (1906)
"Conduction in the reflex-arc. Function of the receptor to lower for its reflex-arc the threshold ... Inertia " and " momentum " of reflex-arc reactions. ..."

2. The Integrative Action of the Nervous System by Charles Scott Sherrington (1906)
"Conduction in the reflex-arc. Function of the receptor to lower for its reflex-arc the threshold ... Inertia " and " momentum " of reflex-arc reactions. ..."

3. The Integrative Action of the Nervous System by Charles Scott Sherrington (1906)
"Conduction in the reflex-arc. Function of the receptor to lower for its reflex-arc the threshold ... Inertia " and " momentum " of reflex-arc reactions. ..."

4. American Journal of Physiology by American Physiological Society (1887- ). (1913)
"TF reflex-arc conduction be compared with conduction in the nerve •*• trunk, ... For example, the reflex arc fatigues more easily, it is much more ..."

5. Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease by Philadelphia Neurological Society, American Neurological Association, Chicago Neurological Society, New York Neurological Association (1897)
"PATRICK (Chicago) THE reflex arc CONCEPT IN PSYCHOLOGY. ... The common view of the so-called " reflex arc" is concisely stated by Baldwin (Princeton) in his ..."

6. Psychological Review by American Psychological Association (1896)
"In criticising this conception it is not intended to make a plea for the principles of explanation and classification which the reflex arc idea has replaced ..."

7. A Text-book of Physiology for Medical Students and Physicians by William Henry Howell (1911)
"... schema to show the direct reflex arc. It shows the posterior root fiber (black) entering the cord, dividing in Y. and connecting with motor cells (red) ..."

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