as·so·ci·a·ted re·ac·tion(ăs-ō'sē-ā-tĕd rē-ak'shŭn)
An involuntary movement of a body part associated with the resisted movement of another body part. Associated reactions are typically seen in children until they reach 8 years of age, but are also seen in people who have sustained injury to the central nervous system.
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Involuntary and nonfunctional spontaneous movements associated with the performance of difficult or stressful intentional motion.See: associated movement
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