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simple reflex

Etymology: L, simplex, not mixed, reflectere, to bend back
a reflex with a motor nerve component that involves only one muscle. See also reflex arc.

simple reflex

A reflex in which only two or possibly three neurons are interposed between receptor and effector organs.
See also: reflex

simple reflex,

n a reflex with a motor nerve component that involves only one muscle and level of the afferent and efferent nerve synapse.
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Minor changes are expected in simple motor tasks, such as simple reflex activity where central processing is not involved [20, 26].
We know from previous research that they can detect harmful stimuli and withdraw from the source of the stimuli but that could be a simple reflex without the inner 'feeling' of unpleasantness that we associate with pain," he said.
This research demonstrates that it is not a simple reflex, but that crabs trade-off their need for a quality shell with the need to avoid the harmful stimulus," he added.