reflex inhibition

re·flex in·hi·bi·tion

a situation in which sensory stimuli decrease reflex activity.

reflex inhibition

n.
A decrease in reflex activity caused by sensory stimuli.

re·flex in·hi·bi·tion

(rē'fleks in'hi-bish'ŭn)
A situation in which sensory stimuli decrease reflex activity.
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Reflex inhibition of electrically induced muscle cramps in hypohydrated humans.
Naumann, "Stretch reflex inhibition using electrical stimulation in normal subjects and subjects with spasticity," Journal of Biomedical Engineering, vol.
Hotta, "Neural mechanisms of reflex inhibition of heart rate elicited by acupuncture-like stimulation in anesthetized rats," Autonomic Neuroscience, vol.
An interesting observation in this study was the consistent reflex inhibition of the extensor carpi ulnaris (ECU) during ulnar deviation, differing greatly from co-contractions that were seen in the other wrist positions.
This reflex inhibition helps to counteract the stretch reflex excitation (produced by spindles) from the same muscle.
On the spinal level, botulinum toxin is capable of producing reflex inhibition of the muscle spindle organ.
Such changes in the responses of visual cortex neurons and late EP components to flashes of light were observed during the development of delayed reflex inhibition; and differential and conditioned inhibition (see examples in Figures 2, 3).
This resistance against the contraction of the agonist muscle is associated with reflex inhibition of the antagonist muscle, that is, relaxation.
This activity-dependent potentiation (ADP) of the L30s occurs at low, behaviorally relevant activation frequencies (2 to 10 Hz), and has a time course of expression matching that of the reflex inhibition produced by activation of the L29s (Fischer and Carew, 1993).
Since temperature may also be important in this oropharyngeal reflex inhibition of AVP secretion, further studies are needed to determine the nature of this deficit.