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Grasp reflex

A reflex is an act where a nerve sends an electric impulse to the spinal cord. After that it comes to the muscle and the muscle reacts.

A reflex action, also known as a reflex, is an involuntary and very quick movement in response to a stimulus. A true reflex is a behaviour which is mediated via the reflex arc; this does not apply to casual uses of the term 'reflex'.


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