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Startle response   /stˈɑrtəl rɪspˈɑns/   Listen
Startle response

noun
1.
A complicated involuntary reaction to a sudden unexpected stimulus (especially a loud noise); involves flexion of most skeletal muscles and a variety of visceral reactions.  Synonym: startle reaction.






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