reflex inhibition

re·flex in·hi·bi·tion

a situation in which sensory stimuli decrease reflex activity.

reflex inhibition

n.
A decrease in reflex activity caused by sensory stimuli.

re·flex in·hi·bi·tion

(rē'fleks in'hi-bish'ŭn)
A situation in which sensory stimuli decrease reflex activity.
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An interesting observation in this study was the consistent reflex inhibition of the extensor carpi ulnaris (ECU) during ulnar deviation, differing greatly from co-contractions that were seen in the other wrist positions.
It has also been reported that not only the presence of dyspnea but also other factors such as reflex inhibition due to a fear of pain together with chest wall discomfort and markedly decreased voluntary muscle strength due to supraspinal factors may result in lower maximum respiratory pressures.
17) In addition to impaired central drive for activation, motivational factors and reflex inhibition due to pain or fear of pain may contribute to its etiopathogenesis.
This resistance against the contraction of the agonist muscle is associated with reflex inhibition of the antagonist muscle, that is, relaxation.