flexion reflex


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flexion reflex

[′flek·shən ‚rē‚fleks]
(physiology)
An unconditioned, segmental reflex elicited by noxious stimulation and consisting of contraction of the flexor muscles of all joints on the same side. Also known as the nocioceptive reflex.
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