segmental reflex


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segmental reflex

Etymology: L, segmentum + reflectere, to bend back
a reflex that involves a pathway through only a single segment of the spinal cord.

segmental reflex

A reflex in which afferent impulses enter the cord in the same segment or segments from which the efferent impulses emerge.
See also: reflex