Definition of Acquired reflex
1. Noun. An acquired response that is under the control of (conditional on the occurrence of) a stimulus.
Generic synonyms: Learned Reaction, Learned Response
Specialized synonyms: Conditioned Avoidance, Conditioned Avoidance Response
Medical Definition of Acquired reflex
1. A reflex that is gradually developed by training and association through the frequent repetition of a definite stimulus. See: conditioning. Synonym: acquired reflex, behaviour reflex, trained reflex. (05 Mar 2000)
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Literary usage of Acquired reflex
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1. Journal of Anatomy and Physiology by Anatomical Society of Great Britain and Ireland (1895)
"We see, therefore, that in the CHILD there is, ill addition to the spontaneous reflex, an acquired reflex, in which the striped muscles of the urethra are ..."
2. The First Year of Science by John Charles Hessler (1915)
"Such acts are called acquired reflex acts, to distinguish them from reflex ... We call acquired reflex acts habits. The power of forming habits is a great ..."
3. New analytic anatomy, physiology and hygiene by Calvin Cutter (1872)
"These are examples of natural reflex action, but, like the spinal cord, these centres are capable of an acquired reflex action ; as in the articulation of ..."
4. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1915)
"When we speak of ' ' habit being an acquired reflex" we really mean an acquired conditioned reflex. There is no reason for assuming that the reflex acquired ..."
5. Psychological Review by American Psychological Association (1894)
"following the sight or smell of food is an acquired reflex. Snarski ('01) found no reflex secretion in this animal to the sight of food. ..."
6. Fundamentals of Education by Boyd Henry Bode (1921)
"Its outstanding characteristic is not flexibility but fixity of response. Habit is just an acquired reflex; and reflexes, as in the case of the moth and the ..."