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Which pathways and parts of the higher centres are involved in reflexes?

Corticospinal tract (fine control of limbs)
Rubrospinal (automatic movements in response to posture/balance change)
Vestibulospinal
Tectospinal

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What is hyperreflexia?

Loss of descending inhibition e.g. in a stroke
Clonus
Babinski's sign (plantar extension)

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What is hyporeflexia?

Below normal or absent reflexes
Associated with lower motor neuron disease