Definition: 'Reflex Arc'
reflex arcType: Term
1. the route followed by nerve impulses in the production of a reflex act, from the peripheral receptor organ through the afferent nerve to the central nervous system synapse and then through the efferent nerve to the effector organ.
2. a neural pathway that involes both the peripheral and central nervous systems.
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