Moro reflex

noun
\ ˈmȯr-ō- How to pronounce Moro reflex (audio) \

Medical Definition of Moro reflex

: a reflex reaction of infants upon being startled (as by a loud noise or a bright light) that is characterized by extension of the arms and legs away from the body and to the side and then by drawing them together as if in an embrace

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“Moro reflex.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/Moro%20reflex. Accessed 24 May. 2022.

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