escape response

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escape response

any flight reaction elicited in an animal as a result of a threat.
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Dr Bates said: "With any scent of Masai present, fear and escape reactions seem to dominate anything else.
It may be presumed to have similar giant fibers involved in escape reactions elsewhere in its nervous system, as do other copepods (Lowe, 1935; Park, 1966; Lenz et al.
This calls into question the same central motor pattern generator being involved in both escape reactions.