Moro reflex


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Moro reflex

[′mȯr·ō ‚rē‚fleks]
(physiology)
The startle reflex observed in normal infants from birth through the first few months, consisting of abduction and extension of all extremities, followed by flexion and abduction of the extremities.
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The Moro reflex in particular is essential in establishing the connections between our upper and lower body and forming the foundations of postural stability through the hip area and lower back.
When the infant is lowered back to the crib and his arms relax, a response known as the Moro reflex will appear in normal neonates.
* Moro reflex. The infant's head is allowed to fall back as he or she is held in the examiner's hands.