- nounan automatic instinctive unlearned reaction to a stimulus• Syn:↑reflex, ↑reflex response, ↑reflex action, ↑instinctive reflex, ↑innate reflex, ↑inborn reflex, ↑physiological reaction• 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
* * *noun: a reflex that is inborn or dependent on physiological maturation rather than on learning
* * *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.
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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