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Startle reflex

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.


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