righting reflexes

right·ing re·flex·es

reflexes that through various receptors, in labyrinth, eyes, muscles, or skin tend to bring an animal's body into its normal position in space and that resist any force acting to put it into a false position, for example, on its back.
See also: body righting reflexes, labyrinthine righting reflexes, neck reflexes, optic righting reflexes.
Synonym(s): static reflexes (2)
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This skeletal steadiness and equilibrium is achieved by prolonged and static contractions.5 Righting reflexes occur at mid-brain level that principally appear during the phases of six months to five years of age.
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Righting reflexes tend to keep the head in an upright position and facilitate contraction of the neck receptors and the axial musculature.
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