[ noun ] (biology,medicine) an automatic instinctive unlearned reaction to a stimulus
Used in print(Rocky Mountains News, [Denver, Colorado],...)
`` I know when my reflexes are gone and I'm not going_to be any 25th man on the ball_club '' .
Suddenly my reflexes are gone .(J. W. C. Hagstrom et al., "Debilitating muscular...)
At this time a detailed neuromuscular examination revealed diffuse muscle atrophy that was moderate in the hands and feet , but more marked in the shoulders , hips , and pelvic_girdle , with hypoactive deep tendon reflexes .(E. Gellhorn, "Prolegomena to a theory of the emotions"...)
Similar effects can be induced reflexly via the baroreceptor reflexes in man and animals .(John Hazard Wildman, "Take It Off," The Arizona...)
`` What is it '' ? asked the children , whose reflexes and replies were invariably so admirably normal and predictable .
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