simple reflex


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simple reflex

Etymology: L, simplex, not mixed, reflectere, to bend back
a reflex with a motor nerve component that involves only one muscle. See also reflex arc.

simple reflex

A reflex in which only two or possibly three neurons are interposed between receptor and effector organs.
See also: reflex

simple reflex,

n a reflex with a motor nerve component that involves only one muscle and level of the afferent and efferent nerve synapse.