monosynaptic reflex


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monosynaptic reflex

[-sinap′tik]
Etymology: Gk, monos, single, synaptein, to join; L, reflectere, to bend back
a reflex requiring only one afferent and one efferent neuron.

monosynaptic reflex

A reflex involving only two neurons (afferent and efferent).
See also: reflex