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reflex

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noun re·flex \ˈrē-ˌfleks\

Medical Definition of reflex

  1. 1a:  reflected heat, light, or colorb:  a mirrored image

  2. 2a:  an automatic and often inborn response to a stimulus that involves a nerve impulse passing inward from a receptor to the spinal cord and thence outward to an effector (as a muscle or gland) without reaching the level of consciousness and often without passing to the brain <the knee-jerk reflex>b:  the process that culminates in a reflex and comprises reception, transmission, and reactioncreflexes pl :  the power of acting or responding with adequate speed




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reflex

adjective re·flex

Medical Definition of reflex

  1. 1:  bent, turned, or directed back :  reflected

  2. 2:  of, relating to, or produced by a reflex without intervention of consciousness





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