reflex response

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

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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