what is a reflex?
simplest form of motor activity
which neurones are involved in a reflex action every time?
sensory and motor
where do afferent neurones carry information
to the CNA
what does an efferent neurone do?
transmits impulses to the effector (muscles)
what does the spinal cord receive sensory input from?
what does a proprioceptor do?
provides information on the position of the body
what are the 3 types of proprioceptors?
muscle spindles, Golgi tendon organs and he pacinian corpuscle
Are motor neurones excitatory or inhibitory?
Whats a monosynaptic reflex consist of ?
Consists of only one synapse
Why have a muscle stretch reflex ?
Help maintain posture
What’s a monosynaptic reflex ?
Muscle stretch reflex
Is the monosynaptic stretch reflex useful clinically if so why?
Yes, this is because
What do muscle spindles do ?
they send sensory info on muscle stretch to CNS, providing brain with information for regulating muscles involved in movement