nociceptive reflex

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Related to nociceptive reflex: Crossed extensor reflex

flex·or re·flex

flexion of ankle, knee, and hip when the foot is painfully stimulated; the crossed extension reflex occurs in association with it.
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nociceptive reflex

A reflex elicited by a painful stimulus.
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nociceptive reflex

(1) A reaction of the autonomic nervous system to a perceived threat; alarm reaction. 
(2) Withdrawal reaction.
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no·ci·cep·tive re·flex

(nō'si-sep'tiv rē'fleks)
A spinal reflex intended to protect the body from harm. It is an automatic (involuntary) neuromuscular action elicited by a defined painful stimulus.
Synonym(s): nociceptive withdrawal reflex.
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