Axon reflex

An axon reflex (also referred to as the flare response) is a response brought on by peripheral nerve stimulation. Examples include vasodilation originally described by Lewis as the `hunter`s response` or autonomic reaction to loss of body heat in the extremities (also known as `Lewis wave` and `Lewis reaction`). More sophisticated methods o...
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axon reflex

An effect brought about by the passage of the nerve impulses from a sensory ending to the effector organ along divisions of the nerve fibre without traversing a synapse, e.g., as in the vasodilation resulting from stimulation of the skin or the irritation of the conjunctiva; the reaction occurs even when the nerve fibre has been sectioned and thus ...
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axon reflex

a reflex resulting from a stimulus applied to one branch of a nerve, which sets up an impulse that moves centrally to the point of division of the nerve, where it is reflected down the other branch to the effector organ.
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axon reflex

Type: Term Definitions: 1. a response elicited by peripheral nerve stimulation; attributed to impulses traveling proximally from the stimulation site along motor axons, encountering a branch point, and then passing distally down the other branch to activate local arterioles (to cause vasodilation) or muscle (to cause contractions). Latency of the r...
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