startle reflex

[n] - a normal reflex of young infants
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Startle reflex

Startle reflex: A reflex seen in normal infants in response to a loud noise. The infant with make a sudden body movement, bringing the legs and arms toward the chest.
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startle reflex

The reflex response of an infant (contraction of the limb and neck muscles) when allowed to drop a short distance through the air or startled by a sudden noise or jolt. ... Synonym: Moro reflex, parachute reflex, startle reaction. ... Synonym: cochleopalpebral reflex. ... (05 Mar 2000) ...
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startle reflex

Moro reflex noun a normal reflex of young infants; a sudden loud noise causes the child to stretch out the arms and flex the legs
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startle reflex

Moro reflex.
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startle reflex

Type: Term Definitions: 1. a primitive reflex response observed in the normal newborn but typically suppressed by 3-4 months of age. Any sudden stimulus (a loud noise, a blow to the supporting surface, or being dropped 5-10 cm through space) causes flexion of the hip and knee joints with fanning of the fingers followed by fist clenching and extensi
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Startle Reflex

One of the reflexes an infant is born with that usually occurs when a baby is startled by a loud noise or unexpected movement. In response, the baby will extend their legs and arms, arch the back, pull the head back and then draw the arms back with the fists clenched into the chest. Normally, the reflex disappears by six months of age. Synonym(s...
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