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Medical Term:

neck reflexes

 

Definition: changes in position of the head cause alterations in tone of the neck muscles through stimulation of proprioceptors in the labyrinth that bring the head into its correct position in space; stimulation of proprioceptors in the neck muscles causes in turn reflex movements of the limbs that bring the animal into the normal position in relation to the head.

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