unconditioned reflex

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
: a reflex that is inborn or dependent on physiological maturation rather than on learning

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unconditioned response or unconditioned reflex,
Psychology. a response that occurs without specific learning or experience when a stimulus is presented. The knee jerk is an unconditioned reflex.

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • unconditioned reflex — see under response …   Medical dictionary

  • unconditioned response — or unconditioned reflex, Psychology. a response that occurs without specific learning or experience when a stimulus is presented. The knee jerk is an unconditioned reflex …   Useful english dictionary

  • unconditioned — [un΄kən dish′ənd] adj. 1. UNCONDITIONAL 2. Philos. infinite; absolute 3. Psychol. not acquired by conditioning; natural; inborn [an unconditioned reflex] …   English World dictionary

  • reflex action — noun an automatic instinctive unlearned reaction to a stimulus • Syn: ↑reflex, ↑reflex response, ↑instinctive reflex, ↑innate reflex, ↑inborn reflex, ↑unconditioned reflex, ↑physiological reaction …   Useful english dictionary

  • reflex response — noun an automatic instinctive unlearned reaction to a stimulus • Syn: ↑reflex, ↑reflex action, ↑instinctive reflex, ↑innate reflex, ↑inborn reflex, ↑unconditioned reflex, ↑physiological reaction …   Useful english dictionary

  • unconditioned response — a response elicited spontaneously by an unconditioned stimulus; an unlearned response, i.e., one that occurs naturally. Called also inborn or unconditioned reflex …   Medical dictionary

  • reflex — Synonyms and related words: Pavlovian conditioning, action and reaction, adumbration, answer, antiphonal, arch, automatic, automatic reaction, automatic response, autonomic reaction, back, backlash, backward, backwash, behavior, bend, bend back,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • unconditioned — adj. 1 not subject to conditions or to an antecedent condition. 2 (of behaviour etc.) not determined by conditioning; natural. Phrases and idioms: unconditioned reflex an instinctive response to a stimulus …   Useful english dictionary

  • reflex — reflexly, adv. reflexness, n. adj., n. /ree fleks/; v. /ri fleks /, adj. 1. Physiol. noting or pertaining to an involuntary response to a stimulus, the nerve impulse from a receptor being transmitted inward to a nerve center that in turn… …   Universalium

  • Reflex — A reaction that is involuntary. The corneal reflex is the blink that occurs with irritation of the eye. The nasal reflex is a sneeze. * * * 1. An involuntary reaction in response to a stimulus applied to the periphery and transmitted to the… …   Medical dictionary

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