mass reflex


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mass reflex

[′mas ′rē‚fleks]
(neuroscience)
A spread of reflexes suggesting lack of control by higher cortical centers; seen in normal newborns, in persons under the influence of drugs or in severe emotional states, and in encephalopathy or high spinal cord transections.
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