the nerve pathways followed by an impulse during a reflex.
(physiol) the neural pathway over which impulses travel to produce a reflex action, consisting of at least one afferent (receptor) and one efferent (effector) neuron
reflex arc n.
The route followed by nerve impulses to produce a reflex act, from the periphery through the afferent nerve to the nervous system, and thence through the efferent nerve to the effector organ.
noun 1. a camera in which the image appears on a ground-glass viewer (focusing screen) after being reflected by a mirror or after passing through a prism or semitransparent glass; in one type (single-lens reflex camera) light passes through the same lens to both the ground glass and the film, while in another type (twin-lens […]
- Reflex cough
reflex cough n. A cough caused by irritation in some distant part, such as the ear or the stomach.
adjective 1. bent backward or downward, as a leaf. adjective 1. Physiology. 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 transmits it outward to an effector. 2. occurring in reaction; responsive. 3. cast back; reflected, as light, […]
- Reflex epilepsy
reflex epilepsy n. A form of epilepsy in which the seizures are induced by sensory stimuli such as music, movement, sudden noise, reading, and touching or seeing an object.