Flashcards in reflex movement Deck (11)
name the 3 different types movement
- involuntary - reflex
- semi-automatic actions
a reflex is centred ion what two types nerves?
- spinal nerves in the spinal cord
- cranial nerves in the brainstem
reflexes can be monosynaptic or disynaptic, how many neurons does a monosynaptic pathway contain?
reflexes can be monosynaptic or disynaptic, how many neurons does a disynaptic pathway contain?
name the components for reflex pathway
- afferent (sensory) neuron
- afferent (motor) neuron
- effector (muscle/gland)
name a monosynaptic reflex
what type of nerve fibre tends to be present in reflex pathways?
A alpha fibre
what do disynaptic reflex pathways contain that monosynaptic pathways don't?
what activates a muscle loading reflex?
stretch and contraction
which tendons act to inhibit the motor neuron in muscle loading reflexes?