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righting reflexes

 

Definition: reflexes that through various receptors, in labyrinth, eyes, muscles, or skin tend to bring an animal's body into its normal position in space and that resist any force acting to put it into a false position, on its back.

Synonym(s): static reflexes2

See Also: body righting reflexes, labyrinthine righting reflexes, neck reflexes, optic righting reflexes

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