labyrinthine righting reflex


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labyrinthine righting reflex

A reflex, esp. a postural reflex, resulting from stimulation of receptors in the semicircular ducts, utricle, and saccule of the inner ear. This reflex helps orient the head in space and to the rest of the body.
Synonym: kinetic reflex; optical righting reflex; tonic labyrinthine reflex
See also: reflex