postural reflex


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pos·tur·al re·flex

responses that control the position of the trunk and extremities.
See also: righting reflexes.
Synonym(s): static reflexes (1)

postural reflex

Etymology: L, ponere, to place, reflectere, to turn back
any of several reflexes associated with maintaining normal body posture.

postural reflex

Any reflex concerned with maintaining posture.
See also: reflex
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When testing this reflex, the offspring of the rats in Group 3 responded faster than those in Group 2, or rather, their postural reflex was 46.
Current data were probably different due to evaluation time of the postural reflex being shorter than 2 minutes and to differences in phytochemical composition.
Thirdly, persons with severe disabilities tend to have muscular imbalances and postural reflex activity that decreases their flexibility and ultimately limits their range of motion.