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  1. reflexesnoun

    Plural form of reflex.


  1. reflexes

    In biology, a reflex, or reflex action, is an involuntary, unplanned sequence or action and nearly instantaneous response to a stimulus. Reflexes are found with varying levels of complexity in organisms with a nervous system. A reflex occurs via neural pathways in the nervous system called reflex arcs. A stimulus initiates a neural signal, which is carried to a synapse. The signal is then transferred across the synapse to a motor neuron which evokes a target response. These neural signals do not always travel to the brain, so many reflexes are an automatic response to a stimulus that does not receive or need conscious thought.Many reflexes are fine-tuned to increase organism survival and self-defense. This is observed in reflexes such as the startle reflex, which provides an automatic response to an unexpected stimuli, and the feline righting reflex, which reorients a cat's body when falling to ensure safe landing. The simplest type of reflex, a short-latency reflex, has a single synapse, or junction, in the signaling pathway. Long-latency reflexes produce nerve signals that are transduced across multiple synapses before generating the reflex response.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of reflexes in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of reflexes in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

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  1. Kori Schake:

    There is really an enduring tension between the two, but it is certainly true that at least since Ronald Reagan, the reflexes of conservatism are for more defense spending, not less.

  2. James Stewart:

    Fear is an insidious and deadly thing. It can warp judgment, freeze reflexes, breed mistakes. Worse, it's contagious.

  3. Brian Church:

    Once you get to mid-fifties, things start falling off, your reflexes are not as sharp as they were when you were younger.

  4. Navinder Singh Sarao:

    That is how I always have traded, admittedly very, very fast because I have always been good with reflexes and doing things quick.

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    living by preying on other animals especially by catching living prey
    • A. ravening
    • B. indiscernible
    • C. eminent
    • D. articulate

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