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synonyms for reflex

  • automatic
  • habitual
  • involuntary
  • knee-jerk
  • responsive
  • spontaneous
  • unthinking
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Glanzman’s team went back to their aplysia and trained them over two days to prolong their siphon-withdrawal reflex.
MEMORIES CAN BE INJECTED AND SURVIVE AMPUTATION AND METAMORPHOSIS - FACTS SO ROMANTICMARCO ALTAMIRANOOCTOBER 20, 2020NAUTILUS
His team, attempting to create and erase a memory in aplysia, periodically delivered mild electric shocks to train the mollusk to prolong a reflex, one where it withdraws, upon touch, its siphon, a little breathing tube between the gill and the tail.
MEMORIES CAN BE INJECTED AND SURVIVE AMPUTATION AND METAMORPHOSIS - FACTS SO ROMANTICMARCO ALTAMIRANOOCTOBER 20, 2020NAUTILUS
What’s more, the snakes have hackedtheir prey’s natural escape reflexes.
‘GREAT ADAPTATIONS’ UNRAVELS MYSTERIES OF AMAZING ANIMAL ABILITIESERIN GARCIA DE JESUSOCTOBER 12, 2020SCIENCE NEWS
That’s why a snapping twig can activate the fight-or-flight reflexes that make us scream.
WHY DO WE SEE GHOSTS?JAKE BITTLEOCTOBER 6, 2020POPULAR-SCIENCE
The position of the testes is a reflex controlled by the cremaster muscle, which brings them closer to the body in colder temperatures to maintain the warmth needed for sperm production.
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Even if I were to be shot, the reflex action of my fingers would pull the trigger of this revolver and McGinty will die.
HOODED DETECTIVE, VOLUME III NO. 2, JANUARY, 1942VARIOUS
The reflex excitability is lowered and the sensibility diminished.
A STATISTICAL INQUIRY INTO THE NATURE AND TREATMENT OF EPILEPSYALEXANDER HUGHES BENNETT
It came, I think, out of just such an automatic reflex as causes an "opening" in conversation to call forth its own obvious reply.
IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE EVIDENCEOLIVER ONIONS
The reflex action on his sensitive mind first stunned, and then warped his senses.
ETIDORHPA OR THE END OF EARTH.JOHN URI LLOYD
Such a physiological relation of things is termed reflex action.
VOICE PRODUCTION IN SINGING AND SPEAKINGWESLEY MILLS
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WORDS RELATED TO REFLEX

  • autogenetic
  • habitual
  • impulsive
  • instinctive
  • instinctual
  • intuitive
  • involuntary
  • knee-jerk
  • mechanical
  • natural
  • perfunctory
  • reflex
  • routine
  • spontaneous
  • unconscious
  • unforced
  • unintentional
  • unmeditated
  • unthinking
  • unwilled
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.