Excito-motory
Excito-motory Ex*ci`to-mo"to*ry, a. (Physiol.) Exciting motion; -- said of that portion of the nervous system concerned in reflex actions, by which impressions are transmitted to a nerve center and then reflected back so as to produce muscular contraction without sensation or volition. [1913 Webster]

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  • Excito-motor — Ex*ci to mo tor, a. (Physiol.) Excito motory; as, excito motor power or causes. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Excito-motion — Ex*ci to mo tion, n. (Physiol.) Motion excited by reflex nerves. See {Excito motory}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Reflex — Re flex (r? fl?ks), a. [L. reflexus, p. p. of reflectere: cf. F. r[ e]flexe. See {Reflect}.] 1. Directed back; attended by reflection; retroactive; introspective. [1913 Webster] The reflex act of the soul, or the turning of the intellectual eye… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Reflex action — Reflex Re flex (r? fl?ks), a. [L. reflexus, p. p. of reflectere: cf. F. r[ e]flexe. See {Reflect}.] 1. Directed back; attended by reflection; retroactive; introspective. [1913 Webster] The reflex act of the soul, or the turning of the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Reflex nerve — Reflex Re flex (r? fl?ks), a. [L. reflexus, p. p. of reflectere: cf. F. r[ e]flexe. See {Reflect}.] 1. Directed back; attended by reflection; retroactive; introspective. [1913 Webster] The reflex act of the soul, or the turning of the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Hall, Marshall — ▪ British physiologist born Feb. 18, 1790, Basford, Nottinghamshire, Eng. died Aug. 11, 1857, Brighton, East Sussex  English physiologist who was the first to advance a scientific explanation of reflex action.       While maintaining a highly… …   Universalium

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