startle reflex n.
The reflex response of an infant in which the limb and neck muscles contract when the infant is allowed to drop a short distance or is startled by a sudden noise or jolt. Also called Moro’s reflex, parachute reflex.
See cochleopalpebral reflex.
adjective 1. creating sudden alarm, surprise, or wonder; astonishing. verb (used with object), startled, startling. 1. to disturb or agitate suddenly as by surprise or alarm. 2. to cause to start involuntarily, by or as by a sudden shock. verb (used without object), startled, startling. 3. to start involuntarily, as from a shock of surprise […]
adjective 1. creating sudden alarm, surprise, or wonder; astonishing. adjective 1. causing surprise or fear; striking; astonishing
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