reflex action

noun
an automatic instinctive unlearned reaction to a stimulus
Syn:
Derivationally related forms: ↑reflex (for: ↑reflex)
Hypernyms: ↑reaction, ↑response
Hyponyms:
accommodation reflex, ↑Babinski, ↑Babinski reflex, ↑Babinski sign, ↑belch, ↑belching, ↑burp, ↑burping, ↑eructation, ↑blink, ↑eye blink, ↑blinking, ↑wink, ↑winking, ↑nictitation, ↑nictation, ↑blush, ↑flush, ↑vomit, ↑vomiting, ↑emesis, ↑regurgitation, ↑disgorgement, ↑puking, ↑defecation reflex, ↑rectal reflex, ↑yawn, ↑yawning, ↑oscitance, ↑oscitancy, ↑electric shock, ↑electrical shock, ↑shock, ↑fart, ↑farting, ↑flatus, ↑wind, ↑breaking wind, ↑gulp, ↑gulping, ↑knee jerk, ↑knee-jerk reflex, ↑patellar reflex, ↑light reflex, ↑pupillary reflex, ↑miosis, ↑myosis, ↑mydriasis, ↑micturition reflex, ↑pharyngeal reflex, ↑gag reflex, ↑pilomotor reflex, ↑gooseflesh, ↑goose bump, ↑goosebump, ↑goose pimple, ↑goose skin, ↑horripilation, ↑plantar reflex, ↑rooting reflex, ↑startle, ↑jump, ↑start, ↑stretch reflex, ↑myotactic reflex, ↑suckling reflex, ↑tremble, ↑shiver, ↑shake, ↑sneeze, ↑sneezing, ↑sternutation, ↑hiccup, ↑hiccough, ↑singultus

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noun
see reflex I, 4b

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • reflex action — noun see reflex I …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • reflex action — a response, often involuntary, resulting from the passage of excitation potential from a receptor to a muscle or gland, over a reflex arc …   Medical dictionary

  • reflex arc — n the complete nervous path that is involved in a reflex * * * the nervous circuit involved in a reflex, being at its simplest a sensory nerve with a receptor, linked at a synapse in the brain or spinal cord with a motor nerve, which supplies a… …   Medical dictionary

  • Reflex — Re flex (r? fl?ks), a. [L. reflexus, p. p. of reflectere: cf. F. r[ e]flexe. See {Reflect}.] 1. Directed back; attended by reflection; retroactive; introspective. [1913 Webster] The reflex act of the soul, or the turning of the intellectual eye… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Reflex nerve — Reflex Re flex (r? fl?ks), a. [L. reflexus, p. p. of reflectere: cf. F. r[ e]flexe. See {Reflect}.] 1. Directed back; attended by reflection; retroactive; introspective. [1913 Webster] The reflex act of the soul, or the turning of the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • reflex — [rē′fleks΄; ] for v., also [ ri fleks′] n. [< L reflexus, reflected, pp. of reflectere: see REFLECT] 1. a) reflection, as of light b) light or color resulting from reflection 2. a reflected image, likeness, or reproduction 3 …   English World dictionary

  • Reflex — Re flex (r? fl?ks; formerly r?*fl?ks ), n. [L. reflexus a bending back. See {Reflect}.] 1. Reflection; the light reflected from an illuminated surface to one in shade. [1913 Webster] Yon gray is not the morning s eye, Tis but the pale reflex of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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