Definition of Innate reflex
1. Noun. An automatic instinctive unlearned reaction to a stimulus.
Specialized synonyms: Accommodation Reflex, Babinski, Babinski Reflex, Babinski Sign, Belch, Belching, Burp, Burping, Eructation, Blink, Blinking, Eye Blink, Nictation, Nictitation, Wink, Winking, Blush, Flush, Disgorgement, Emesis, Puking, Regurgitation, Vomit, Vomiting, Defecation Reflex, Rectal Reflex, Oscitance, Oscitancy, Yawn, Yawning, Electric Shock, Electrical Shock, Shock, Breaking Wind, Fart, Farting, Flatus, Wind, Gulp, Gulping, Knee Jerk, Knee-jerk Reflex, Patellar Reflex, Light Reflex, Miosis, Myosis, Pupillary Reflex, Mydriasis, Micturition Reflex, Gag Reflex, Pharyngeal Reflex, Goose Bump, Goose Pimple, Goose Skin, Goosebump, Gooseflesh, Horripilation, Pilomotor Reflex, Plantar Reflex, Rooting Reflex, Jump, Start, Startle, Myotactic Reflex, Stretch Reflex, Suckling Reflex, Shake, Shiver, Tremble, Sneeze, Sneezing, Sternutation, Hiccough, Hiccup, Singultus
Generic synonyms: Reaction, Response
Derivative terms: Reflex
Medical Definition of Innate reflex
1. An unlearned or instinctive reflex such as sucking, which is present at birth. (05 Mar 2000)
Lexicographical Neighbors of Innate Reflex
Literary usage of Innate reflex
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Movement and Mental Imagery: Outlines of a Motor Theory of the Complexer by Margaret Floy Washburn (1916)
"First, it is low along all innate reflex pathways. Being born to make a movement means, probably, being born with low resistances at the synapses along the ..."
2. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1900)
"... is a striking illustration of innate reflex function, and little less remarkable than the mechanical actions of sucking and digestion themselves. ..."
3. Instinct and Intelligence in the Animal Kingdom: A Critical Contribution to by Erich Wasmann (1903)
"... independently by the instinctive practice of its innate reflex mechanisms and by sense experiences which cause new combinations of representations. ..."
4. Studies in Animal Behavior by Samuel Jackson Holmes (1916)
"That the burnt child dreads the fire depends upon the fact that there is an innate reflex tendency to jerk back the hand when it comes in contact with a hot ..."
5. Five Years in Texas: Or, What You Did Not Hear During the War from January by Thomas North (1871)
"... innate reflex, as it were, of the law of retributive -justice that sleeps not nor slumbers till it has ..."
6. Collected Contributions from the State Board of Insanity and the State by Massachusetts State Board of Insanity, Boston State Hospital Psychopathic Dept (1916)
"... take possession of the old mechanism or innate reflex (the final common path of Sherrington), and by so doing builds up a conditioned reflex. ..."