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Reflex action   /rˈiflɛks ˈækʃən/   Listen
Reflex action

An automatic instinctive unlearned reaction to a stimulus.  Synonyms: inborn reflex, innate reflex, instinctive reflex, physiological reaction, reflex, reflex response, unconditioned reflex.

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"Reflex action" Quotes from Famous Books

... able to find time to devote the amount of attention to it which he felt it required. He put it off deliberately till then, fearing that it might entail a degree of mental agitation on his part that would have an undesirable reflex action upon the paper. Mr. Rattray had never been really attracted toward matrimony before, although he had taken, in a discussion in the columns of the Age upon the careworn query, "Is Marriage a Failure?" ...
— A Daughter of To-Day • Sara Jeannette Duncan (aka Mrs. Everard Cotes)

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