Sentence Examples

  • Nor was the theory of reflex action confined to the more "mechanical" functions.
  • The brevity of the interval between the tap on the knee and the beginning of the resultant contraction of the muscle seems such as to exclude the possibility of reflex development.
  • In the same way, the reflex act of coughing is useful in removing either foreign bodies or excessive secretion from the air passages; but when the mucous membrane of the respiratory tract is irritated and inflamed, it produces a feeling of tickling and a desire to cough sometimes very violently; yet the coughing simply tends to exhaust the patient, because there is really little or nothing to bring up. The same is the case in inflammation of the lung substance itself.
  • His restless life was the reflex of a mental history disturbed by prolonged agitation.
  • Brandy) produces very valuable reflex effects, the heart beating more rapidly and forcibly, and the blood-pressure rising.