reflex center


reflex center
any center in the brain or spinal cord in which a sensory impression is changed into a motor impulse.

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  • Reflex nerve — Reflex Re flex (r? fl?ks), a. [L. reflexus, p. p. of reflectere: cf. F. r[ e]flexe. See {Reflect}.] 1. Directed back; attended by reflection; retroactive; introspective. [1913 Webster] The reflex act of the soul, or the turning of the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • reflex — [rē′fleks΄; ] for v., also [ ri fleks′] n. [< L reflexus, reflected, pp. of reflectere: see REFLECT] 1. a) reflection, as of light b) light or color resulting from reflection 2. a reflected image, likeness, or reproduction 3 …   English World dictionary

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  • reflex — reflexly, adv. reflexness, n. adj., n. /ree fleks/; v. /ri fleks /, adj. 1. Physiol. noting or pertaining to an involuntary response to a stimulus, the nerve impulse from a receptor being transmitted inward to a nerve center that in turn… …   Universalium

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  • reflex — re•flex adj., n. [[t]ˈri flɛks[/t]] v. [[t]rɪˈflɛks[/t]] adj. 1) phl noting or pertaining to an involuntary response to a stimulus, the nerve impulse from a receptor being transmitted inward to a nerve center that in turn transmits it outward to… …   From formal English to slang