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reflex changes in the eyes that enable an object to be focused on the retina accommodation reflex
assessment of the physical condition of a newborn infant; involves heart rate and muscle tone and respiratory effort and color and reflex responsiveness Apgar score
absence of a reflex; a sign of possible nerve damage areflexia
reflex or involuntary functioning automatism
reflex that expels wind noisily from the stomach through the mouth belch , belching , burp , burping , eructation
reflex that closes and opens the eyes rapidly blink , blinking , eye blink , nictation , nictitation , wink , winking
reflex that expels intestinal gas through the anus breaking wind , fart , farting , flatus , wind
conditioning that pairs a neutral stimulus with a stimulus that evokes a reflex; the stimulus that evokes the reflex is given whether or not the conditioned response occurs until eventually the neutral stimulus comes to evoke the reflex classical conditioning
(physiology) regulation or maintenance of a function or action or reflex etc control
reflex act of ejecting the contents of the stomach through the mouth disgorgement , emesis , puking , regurgitation , vomit , vomiting
reflex response to the passage of electric current through the body electrical shock , electric shock , shock
urinary bladder disorder resulting from interruption of the reflex arc normally associated with voiding urine; absence of bladder sensation and over-filling of the bladder and inability to urinate voluntarily flaccid bladder
reflex response to sudden pain flinch , wince
normal reflex consisting of retching; may be produced by touching the soft palate in the back of the mouth gag reflex , pharyngeal reflex
reflex erection of hairs of the skin in response to cold or emotional stress or skin irritation goose bump , goosebump , gooseflesh , goose pimple , goose skin , horripilation , pilomotor reflex
spasmodic reflex of the throat made as if in swallowing gulp , gulping
(usually plural) the state of having reflex spasms of the diaphragm accompanied by a rapid closure of the glottis producing an audible sound; sometimes a symptom of indigestion hiccough , hiccup , singultus
reflex extension of the leg resulting from a sharp tap on the patellar tendon knee-jerk reflex , knee jerk , patellar reflex
reflex contraction of the sphincter muscle of the iris in response to a bright light (or certain drugs) causing the pupil to become smaller light reflex , miosis , myosis , pupillary reflex
normal reflex of young infants; a sudden loud noise causes the child to stretch out the arms and flex the legs Moro reflex , startle reflex
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